Pike County was forced to forfeit their high school football game against Headland after it ended in the second quarter after a brawl broke out on the field between the two teams.
According to WTVY, a Headland player tackled a Pike County receiver in the second quarter, with the Rams leading. Players from both teams became confrontational after what Pike County considered a hard and unnecessary hit, which led to multiple unsportsmanlike conduct penalties after some pushing and shoving.
The Pike County player who got hit during the play then appeared to collapse on the sidelines and was taken off the field by the Pike County coaching staff. The teams attempted to resume the game, but a fight erupted at the end of the next play. Police could be seen entering the field of play, with officials ending the game before the half, with the Headland Rams team leaving the stadium following the incident, according to WTVY.
AHSAA Director of Communications Ron Ingram told WTVY Headland would be awarded the victory in the game by way of forfeit with a score of 20-0.
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