Originally Posted by Yachtzee
I think the honorable thing would have been for the school to suspend the kids from the next game on its own. It seems they're trying to argue that the suspensions are invalid because of a technicality.
Agreed. Having lived in the state for seven years and following high school sports in the area, it would be fair to compare Charleston with New York in terms of environment, at least on a state level. Just like the Jets/Giants or Yankees/Mets, Charleston teams have a decided home field advantage that includes refs.
Of course, the honorable thing to do would have been to suspend the players against Brooke, but taking it before a state judge who is going to be in need of votes come election time is even better.
This is, after all, where OJ Mayo was ejected after the infamous "ref flop"
YouTube - The OJ Mayo Incident Revisited--Streaming Live
Originally Posted by Captain13
As a HS official, according to NFHS rules, my jurisdiction ends at the end of the game. Once the Referee hold the ball over his head, my job is done. I'm not writing any reports or sticking my nose into anything. All I'm worried about is getting my fellow officials and myself off the field as quickly and safely as possible. The state association can do what they want, but I can't eject a kid after the game.
I thought I had read that the final seconds was when the fight took place, but I went back and read that it was indeed after the game.
I did find something that pretty much sums it up:
In Hooterville there is Petticoat Junction
In Knoxville there is Malfunction Junction
In Schoolhouse Rock there is Conjunction Junction
In West Virginia there is Injunction Junction.