To verse, meaning to play against.
I’ve been hearing this a lot in personal spoken communication lately, though I rarely encounter in text. I would not expect to see it in a formal context, ie by a professional journalist. Perhaps it is a backformation of versus, where it is taken to be “verses”.
The girls football team played at the Sports Domes on Friday 3rd February. The team versed 8 schools and placed 3rd with 9 points.
You are versing better players and you were always garbage.