The Ohio High School Athletic Association has ruled on the disciplinary actions varsity football players from Cleveland Heights and Shaw will face following the on-field fight between the two teams that forced the stoppage of last week’s Lake Erie League game midway through the third quarter.
The dozens of players that participated in the altercation or left the bench area during the fight face a one-game suspension per OHSAA regulations, but due to the number of players from both squads involved, not all will sit out their team’s Week 10 matchup.
“If all ejected players were to sit out this weekend, neither team would have enough players to field a team,” OHSAA Director of Information Services Tim Stried said in a prepared statement provided exclusively to WKYC. “In this unique situation, the OHSAA has worked with both schools to determine which players will be suspended for this weekend and which players will serve their suspension in an upcoming sport so that both schools and their upcoming opponents can play their final regular-season game this weekend.”
The visiting Tigers, who were leading 29-0 at the time, were awarded the Week 9 win.
Cleveland Heights (3-5, 3-0 Lake Erie League) will conclude its season on Friday with a road game at Lorain while Shaw (3-6, 0-4 LEL) will host Garfield Heights.
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