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Iowa officials say 'not on my field' to high school football violence

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Two shocking videos coming out of San Antonio, Texas and New Jersey have some questioning the violence factor in youth sports.

In San Antonio, two players on a San Antonio team blasted an official -- one taking him down and the other piling on top of him.

The players claim their coaches made them do it, because the ref gave a bad call.

In New Jersey, one player was spotted using an opponent's helmet to whack him in the head with it.

He claims it was an accident, but police are investigating.

Local Iowa officials say this kind of behavior is as blindsiding as the hit itself.

"I really don't understand it, I really am happy I work in Iowa," said Larry Williams, a JV ref. "I'm really happy with the kids we have, and the quality of the coaches we got, I don't think that would happen in Iowa.

Larry Williams say officiating the games for kids keeps him young and active, he could never imagine an outbreak of violence at one of his games.

Neither could Waverly-Shell Rock's athletic director, he says that kind of behavior is absolutely not acceptable.

"It's not something we're going to tolerate, or even want to even think someone is going to try to do something like that," said David Litter.

What motivated the hard hits on un-expecting victims -- only the players will ever know.

Either way, high school officials in Iowa agree, they won't let it happen on their field.

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