It appears that a little Demias Jimerson is wreaking all sorts of havoc in the state of Arkansas. The sixth-grader has been dominating the competition so much that the league now has a new rule to limit the number of touchdowns that he’s allowed to score. Some say that they are limiting his potential, but the league says that this rule is necessary to keep the little stallion from dominating all the other players on the field.
According to Yahoo Sports:
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 .