ELLICOTT CITY, Md. - The father of a Howard County high school quarterback is suing the assistant coach of a rival school after the father says the coach “violently pushed” his son to the ground causing a “severe fracture,” according to an application for statement of charges.
Ellicott City man Shane Snyder has filed charges against Centennial High School assistant football coach Matt Winger following an altercation between Centennial and Mt. Hebron High School football teams on Sept. 21. Winger is charged with second degree assault after allegedly inserting himself in between a fight that broke out between both teams before the end of the first quarter.
Winger retained a lawyer Thursday from the law firm Smith, Gildea and Schmidt. Winger’s lawyer Michael DeHaven said he was unable to comment Thursday evening until he acquired a “thorough grasp of the facts,” he said.
Two coaches and two players from both teams were ejected following the altercation, according to Gary Adornato of Varsity Sports Network.
Winger is summoned to appear in court on Dec. 3, online court records show.
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