I do not know the answer, but it comes up in nearly every single sporting event. Lafayette has SOME class when it comes to playing a game. Sure you want to beat the snot out of Lafayette or Oxford when those two play but never to the point where someone made a cheap shot tactic to get ahead. If Lafayette wins, they have likely earned it, the same way when Oxford put a beat down defensively on Lafayette in football this year. You'll have some jawing but it never amounts to more than that during the game.
What I saw this past Friday Night the play right before halftime in Oxford's 29-17 win is alarming. It was not just one person, it was the entire team doing so.
OHS QB Parker Adamson was in 4th & a mile with 2 seconds left before halftime and was going to throw a hail mary or some long pass down field to have any chance of scoring before halftime. Two Trojans managed to get to Adamson and was wrapping him up to bring him down for a half-ending sack. A third Trojan came in unblocked and made a clear hit at Adamson's head. The hit knocked Adamson down immediately and he did not move.
While he was completely motionless (and with the OHS trainers running to him), the entire New Hope sideline and fanbase was roaring with laugher, celebrating, chest-bumping, hugging, some directed straight at Adamson - and when I say 'entire', that included the coaches, two of which were flexing in the direction of Adamson - who was motionless, not moving at all - on a hit that should have been flagged for either a personal foul (helmet-contact) or unsportsmanlike conduct (and extended the half because of the foul) which the referees completely missed. The way they celebrated was like they had just won the game, and they were still DOWN 12-10 going into the locker room.
It took a good 1 1/2 minutes before Adamson was able to move, and another minute before he could get up and luckily was able to walk off under his own power and be able to play in the 2nd Half.
The hit could have easily injured Adamson with a Concussion or even a neck injury for the way he went down (and was lucky to avoid any injury at all). For a team to be celebrating because they could have injured Oxford's presumed 'Star' player and put him out for the rest of the game is the classless act that makes every other team out there hate New Hope (like many we know along the Highway 82 belt-way). The New Hope trainers (probably the only people on that side not celebrating) had to dodge several people on their sideline celebrating before they could get to OHS trainers attending to Adamson - which is very sad because it happened on their end of the sideline no further than 7-8 yards away.
The fact that they would celebrate someone getting (potentially) seriously injured is low, VERY low. No other team would do that except New Hope - and it is not the first time that has happened. Two years ago, Guy Cameron Billups was punched in the helmet while he was chasing down a player after a turnover had happened - no call was made on that either and New Hope proceeded to score on that return.
The fact that their game plan seems to include knocking out the Quarterback from the game is classless and needless to say it is wrong. It is exactly why the New Orleans Saints are in the deep trouble with the NFL that they are in now, for this very thing - except of course that included money to be involved in that situation.
I've heard arguing with calls, the Trojan fans directly coming to the OHS press box/table to have a few "kind" words on multiple occasions (which is already VERY rude to do at an opponent's home in the first place), I've even overheard people that work in the press box degrading and insulting our Football Team after we lost one year - but no, they will never admit to that. It is these such acts that has Oxford for the most part giving zero respect to how New Hope conduct themselves and their comments that many should - actually need to - keep to themselves.
If New Hope wants ANY respect from Oxford in any future, these acts MUST be cleaned up. There is a reason New Hope fans/players/coaches in the minds of Oxford fans/players are considered classless - and in most cases are such - by acts such as the one made before halftime last Friday Night. Karma in that game came back to bite them this time.