11-year old football prodigy Demias Jimerson is running all over his sixth grade competition atWilson Intermediate School in Malvern, Ark. Jimerson has been so dominant from the running back position that the Wilson Intermediate Football League has invoked a rule that prohibits him from scoring more that three TD’s a game.
The rule actually has a name: “The Madre Hill Rule,” after the the former NFL player and fellow Malvern native. Jimerson is now barred from crossing the goal line if he has already scored three TDs and his team holds at least a 14-point lead.
Jimerson scored seven touchdowns in a game earlier this year before the rule was invoked.
“He is going to score almost every time he touches the ball,” Wilson Intermediate School Principal Terri Bryant told Fox16. “The other players on both teams, 21 are just left sort of, this is all Demias. So that’s why the Madre Hill Rule has been implemented.”
Next year the other players won’t be as lucky because the rule doesn’t apply to kids in seventh grade or higher.
For Jimerson it’s not that big of a deal. He lists football third on his list of priorities.
“God always comes first, and grades second,” he said.