Cross Creek Forfeits Game Friday Following Recent Bench-Clearing Brawl
The Cross Creek High School Football Team will no longer be traveling to Hart County for a scheduled game this Friday night.
The game was scrapped Tuesday when Cross Creek was forced to forfeit the game due to a bench-clearing brawl that broke out last weekend during a game in Savannah.
Decision To Forfeit
The Georgia High School Athletic Association investigated the incident and decided Tuesday that both Savannah and Cross Creek high schools would have to forfeit their games this weekend.
A fight broke out between two players in the third quarter, resulting in both teams getting involved in the brawl. One Savannah coach and a player were injured. Officials decided to end the game at that point and ask everyone to leave the stadium. Cross Creek was given the win since they were ahead 28-0 when the game was called.
Cross Creek was supposed to play at Hart County for their homecoming game this Friday, but Bulloch Academy will now be the opposing team instead of Cross Creek.
Violence At Games
Last weekend’s violence in Savannah wasn’t the first such issue for Cross Creek High School. The home opener game between Butler and Cross Creek high schools was canceled last month in the wake of a brawl at Butler, followed by a shooting at Josey High School. Coaches at both schools agreed to err on the side of caution and cancel the first game. It will not be rescheduled.
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