He ran onto the field from the sideline to tackle the player.

A frustrated high school football player has apologized for an emotional play in which he ran onto the field to stop a touchdown by the opposing team.

Last Friday night, St. Cloud Cathedral was trailing Zimmerman 46-20 in the fourth quarter when Zimmerman running back Camerin Morey broke away and raced down the field for an 88-yard touchdown.

About the 15-yard line, he was tackled by St. Cloud Cathedral senior captain Brad Reuter, who'd just run down the sideline and onto the field. The tackle prevented a touchdown, though the officials ended up awarding one anyway, ending the game with a score 52-20 Zimmerman.

The tackle was captured on video, however, and has led to a public apology by Reuter:

I'd like to formally apologize...That decision (I struggle to even call it that) was the result of not thinking and was based purely on passion, emotion and frustration."

Reuter goes onto recognize and accept whatever consequences might follow.

Cathedral High did acknowledge and accept Reuter's apology:

Responses to Reuter's apology have mostly been positive.