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Additional penalties handed out for North Augusta-South Aiken football brawl

Posted: November 1, 2017 - 12:28am
A fight breaks out after the high school football game between South Aiken and North Augusta on Oct. 13, at North Augusta High School.
A fight breaks out after the high school football game between South Aiken and North Augusta on Oct. 13, at North Augusta High School.

Additional penalties have been handed out to North Augusta and South Aiken high schools after the South Carolina High School League reviewed videos of the post-game brawl that occurred after a football game Oct. 13.

Each school has been fined $500 and other sanctions levied against the football programs, according to a news release from the Aiken County Public School District.

After North Augusta beat South Aiken 21-7 at home, a brawl erupted between the two sides during the post-game handshake. The game, anticipated to be one of the top games in the area this season, included many personal fouls and two brief scuffles.

The high school league identified nine players from each team and a non-uniformed student from North Augusta who were involved in the incident. Players were suspended for up to two games due to the sportsmanship issue, according to the release.

The names of the suspended players have not been released.

In a letter dated Oct. 25 and sent to both schools, the league stated the varsity football teams also are on restrictive probation for one calendar year effective Oct 13. For the 2018 season, both varsity football teams will be restricted to one scrimmage and will not be allowed to participate in jamborees or in scrimmages where admission is charged.

Neither school plans to appeal the decision, according to the school district.

 

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