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Brawl forces Midlands high school football team to forfeit game

(Source: WIS) (Source: WIS)

A bench-clearing fight at Bolden Stadium between C.A. Johnson and Eau Claire last Friday has now forced the Hornets to forfeit their region contest this week.

The Hornets were slated to play at Saluda this week. However, the Tigers released a statement on Twitter noting that their game against C.A. Johnson will not take place on Friday.

According to Gray Collegiate head coach Adam Holmes, the War Eagles will still face Eau Claire on Friday.

WIS was unable to reach athletic directors from C.A. Johnson or Eau Claire for comment or confirmation on the number of players suspended. 

Richland One School District Superintendent Dr. Craig Witherspoon released a statement on Wednesday, saying: “In Richland One, our expectation is that our student-athletes demonstrate the highest level of sportsmanship. Unfortunately, the behavior exhibited at last Friday night’s football game did not reflect that. We will deal with the matter appropriately, ensuring that students continue to learn and grow as well."

C.A. Johnson is 0-9 this season and is scheduled to face Gray Collegiate on Oct. 27.

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