SCHSL suspended ten for zeroth week fisticuffs
NEESES — On August 26, South Carolina High School League suspended ten players after a brawl on August 22.
Two days later, on Thursday, the schools involved, Denmark-Olar and Hunter-Kinard Tyler of Neeses, got extra sanctions.
No preseason games or jamborees, and a $500.00 fine. What that means is that the Trojans are banned from participating in the 2015 Region 4-A jamboree and the Vikings are banned from the 2015 Region 5-A jamboree, leaving the latter region one team short for its contests next year.
With only six of the seven Region 4-A teams in next year's jamboree due to these sanctions, one period will be cut at the home site of this year's region champion school, provided it is not the Trojans.
The only semblance of good news out of this came on the H-K-T side: there is no postseason ban, which means that unless H-K-T violates the tenets of the restrictive probation, they will be able to defend their Class A Division II title.
Nine players were tossed from the contest between the two teams. The Trojans ripped the Vikings apart in Neeses, 52-6.
The suspensions showed up in each team's performance on Friday night: the Vikings were blown out by Calhoun County 48-0, while the Trojans got a lackluster, closer-than-expected road win over Cross in a rematch of the state title game in November.
The (Orangeburg) Times and Democrat