Pa. high school football brawl prompts suspensions

Posted Sept. 20, 2011, at 5:47 p.m.

SHARON, Pa. — Members of two Pennsylvania high school football teams have been suspended after a brawl prompted officials to end their game early.

Officials at Sharon and Hickory high schools say additional penalties are also planned for more than a dozen players involved in the rumble during the fourth quarter of Friday’s game at Sharon.

Video of the fight that ended the 43-7 Hickory win was posted online and drew thousands of views.

Hermitage Superintendent Daniel Bell says one Hickory player was thrown off the team and seven others suspended for Friday’s game. Sharon Superintendent John Sarandrea says his suspended players will also receive in-school suspensions.

No one was seriously hurt in the brawl.

The Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association has scheduled an Oct. 5 meeting at which the schools could face penalties.


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