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6th Grader Banned From Scoring Touchdowns


#1

According to Arkansas Fox affiliate Fox 16, 11-year-old Demias Jimerson has emerged as such a dominant running back that the Wilson Intermediate Football League he plays in has reinstated a bylaw called the "Madre Hill rule," which bars him from scoring a touchdown if he has already scored three times and his team has a lead of 14 points or more.

The rule is named after former University of Arkansas star and Oakland Raider Madre Hill, who, like Jimerson, played youth football in the Malvern, Ark., area. Hill proved so adept at getting the ball into the end zone whenever he touched it that the WIFL came up with the rule to try and keep scores from getting too out of hand.

Now it has brought the same statute back for Jimerson, saying that the rule isn't meant to punish him, but rather to ensure that the other 21 players on the field stay involved.

"The other players on both teams, 21 are just left sort of, this is all Demias," WIFL commissioner Terri Bryant, who is also Jimerson's Intermediate School principal, told Fox 16. "So that's why the Madre Hill Rule has been implemented.

"[Jimerson] is going to score almost every time he touches the ball."

It turns out that Bryant's assessment of Jimerson's talent is only a slight exaggeration. In one of the two games the sixth-grader played before the Madre Hill rule was implemented, he scored an incredible seven touchdowns.

For his part, Jimerson said he's OK with the ruling, though he was surprised when it was first implemented. He also knows that when he becomes a seventh-grader in 2012 no limits will be applicable, so it will be impossible to penalize him for scoring too much.

"I got, kinda got shocked because I didn't know that was gonna happen, but it did," said Jimerson. Adding, "I'm ok with it."

Given his current production with a bizarre rule holding him back, the prospect of Demias Jimerson "unleashed" should be a terrifying prospect for any future opponents, both in the WIFL and across the state.


#2

Its a good sign when you are good enough at something that people have to make rules that prevent you from embarrassing them or their kids.


#3

I think this this type of shit really brings down the quality of the Defensive Coordinator .. Sloppy defense


#4

"God comes first...thinks for a second...and then grades" lmfao, I don't know why but this cracked me up


#5

Makes me sick to my stomach...

...that he's wearing a Vikings jersey.


#6

F U! :wink:


#7

They do this in my nephews league(12-13yo). If one team is up by 30 points or more, they stop adding points on the scoreboard.
Pussification. Pure and simple.


#8

Reminds me of myself back in the day. I was so good they made me sit on the bench the entire game.


#9

He's already signed a letter of intent and will receive a full scholarship to play at Alabama.


#10

lol!


#11

haha true that.


#12

They hatin'.


#13

I think when little kids get beaten so overwhelmingly by someone like this this it prepares them for adulthood, where they may not win, be the best, get the girl, or be rich.

basically a vision of their future with me standing there...blocking their way.


#14

I'm sortta annoyed at the avatar changes.

I havn't been following the thread, but it appears that Nards is now DBCooper and DBCooper is nards.

Please stop.


#15

Namby pamby bs!!!!


#16

We'll be switching back in a few days. It was only for a week and apparently DB lost a bet with LankyMofo but Mofo's not around so I suggested this.

Next I will be Dot from Animaniacs if you like!


#17

Its like everyone getting the same trophy, it makes me sooo mad. My little brothers team won 1st place in football a few years ago. He comes home to show me his trophy all pumped up about it, sweet he got a trophy good for him. Well i find out they gave EVERYONE the trophy. WTF. They won, if you must give everyone a trophy at least give 1st a bigger one.


#18

Hands off of Dot, Bitch!

She's mine!


#19

So, basically, instead of everybody else stepping up their game and attempting to raise the talent of the league; they hold him back. Yeah, that makes sense. This happens all across the United States in some way everyday, everywhere and people wonder why Americans are such a bunch of weak pussies. And to add insult to injury, this kid is ok with it. If that was my son I would be pissed.


#20

I quess he'll have to practise his reverse lateral pass. They didn't say he couldn't play, they're just limiting his scoring. I think that can be very helpful. He'll learn to use his teammates to accomplish his goals, no pun intended. Let's remember they are kids and adults have a way of distroying kids with their own personal agendas.