There are a few penalties in high school football that just don't make sense.
What is so wrong with two kids chest-bumping to celebrate a touchdown?
These kids work all week to play on Friday nights.
When they get into the end zone, they should be allowed to enjoy themselves a little bit.
Especially in the playoffs.
Teams should only be penalized when the celebrations get out of control or when a team is trying to show up another team.
However, we'll leave that discussion for another day.
What I want to talk about is the worst penalty in high school football.
In my mind, it's offensive pass interference.
You can't hurt your team more than drawing a flag for offensive pass interference.
It's the death penalty.
Not only does offensive pass interference come with a 15-yard penalty, the offense also loses a down.
The penalty for offensive pass interference is more severe than a lineman taking a cheap shot at a linebacker.
Is this really the worst thing a player can do on the field?
I don't mind a team getting penalized the 15 yards.
Many times receivers are dragging down defensive backs to prevent interceptions.
But the loss of down?
Teams aren't penalized a down in college or the NFL.
Somebody really needs to take a second look at this penalty.