SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (CBS Las Vegas) — A Utah high school quarterback admitted during a postgame interview that he didn’t remember scoring the game-winning touchdown that won that state championship.
Timpview High School is coming under fire for allowing quarterback Britain Covey to potentially play with a concussion.
Following the 33-28 win for the 4A High School Championship against East High School last Friday, Covey told reporters he believed he had a concussion.
“I actually think I have a concussion right now. I don’t even remember who scored on that last drive, I think it was me,” Covey said, in video obtained by KUTV.
“But, uh, so, I took some big hits but it was all worth it, unless I have permanent brain damage, which I’m really praying not, not to have,” he said.
The Salt Lake Tribune reports that Covey said Tuesday that doctors diagnosed him with a mild concussion after the game. The Provo School District and the high school are now investigating.
Timpview head coach Cary Whittingham told the Deseret News that he was concerned about the hits Covey was taking during the game, but he was given the OK by the quarterback’s father.
“We were kind of concerned about him,” Whittingham said. “He took some hits. He said he was OK, but I wasn’t quite sure. I wanted his dad to come down and talk to him and make sure — let his dad really figure out if he thought Brit was Brit. His dad said he was good.”
Covey scored the game-winning touchdown on a 9-yard run in the final minutes of the game.
Possible disciplinary action could be brought down if it is found out that coaches did not take the proper concussion protocol.