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SPRING, Texas — The discipline for the sideline-clearing brawl between Spring and Westfield (Houston) that ended Friday night’s game with six minutes remaining was swift.
School officials announced penalties that range from the head coaches to every member of both team.
“Last Friday’s game was disgraceful and unacceptable,” Dr. Rodney Watson, the superintendent of Spring Independent School District said. “The images from the game unfortunately overshadow the great things we have been doing and do not represent where we are going as a district.”
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It remains unclear what led to the fight, although district officials said a player who received back-to-back personal fouls before the melee escalated the situation.
Westfield was leading 36-25 when the game was halted with six minutes remaining, but the contest has now been ruled a double forfeit.
Both head coaches will serve a self-imposed one-game suspension and all players listed on each roster will be required to complete 25 hours of community service before the end of the school year.
There also were significant player suspensions with 22 players getting a total of 118 games.
6 players suspended for 10 games
4 players for 2 games
2 players for 1 game
5 players suspended for 8 games
1 player for 3 games
1 player for 2 games
3 players for 1 game
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