Daleville, Seminole Co. Players Suspended

By: Brad Sherwood Email
By: Brad Sherwood Email

Punishment has been handed out on both sides in the aftermath of the on the field fight between Daleville and Seminole county.

The Alabama High School Athletic Association has fined Daleville $2500 and several players will be suspended for two games. The 11 Daleville players that left the bench during the fight will receive a two game suspension.

Daleville City Schools Superintendent Andrew Kelley released a statement this afternoon. Kelley writes, “Good sportmanship is something we pride ourselves in at Daleville and we will not allow unsportsmanlike conduct to go unpunished.”

A fight broke out at the game in Donalsonville, GA last Friday. The punishment for Seminole County is also severe.

The Indians had so many players suspended for leaving the bench during the fight, they will have to forfeit this week's game against Mitchell County. The game was halted in the third quarter. Daleville got the 28-13 win.

Below is Andrew Kelley’s entire statement:

“This morning we received notice from the Alabama High School Athletic Association concerning fines and sanctions imposed for the altercation that occurred during the Daleville/Seminole County football game last Friday night. Daleville High School cooperated with the AHSAA, agree with the sanctions imposed and deeply regret that the altercation occurred. Fines against Daleville will total $2,500 and a number of our players will be suspended for 2 games. Good sportsmanship is something we pride ourselves in at Daleville and we will not allow unsportsmanlike conduct to go unpunished. This was an unfortunate event for both schools and we sincerely hope that the young men involved will learn from their mistakes.”

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  • by Joey Location: dothan on Sep 30, 2010 at 07:13 AM
    Punishment for the players involved makes sense. What is the fine supposed to accomplish other than to take money away from a school and line someone elses pocket with it? The altercation occured in the course of a football game and the penalty should be there too. Both teams were already penalized when the game was not completed. Players are being penalized by being suspended from the upcoming football games. That teaches sportsmanship. The fine teaches greed.
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