Rowland High School standout running back Rene Small has reportedly been suspended for Friday’s game against South Hills due to disciplinary reasons.
According to an unamed source, the move was allegedly met with resistence by Small’s teammates, who urged coaches to wait a week. When coaches refused, the players reportedly took a knee in a practice this week as a sign of protest.
First-year Rowland coach Craig Snyder declined comment on the matter, saying only that the issue was an “in-house thing.”
Small’s absence would be a big blow to the Raiders’ chances in one of the biggest games of the season. The senior is Rowland’s leading rusher with 466 yards and nine touchdowns