After a fight between teams ended an Oklahoma playoff football game early Friday night, 15 players received suspensions Tuesday.
Pawnee had 13 players suspended and Hominy had two suspended as a result of a fight that broke out in the third quarter. With Hominy leading 55-0, the incident began following a Pawnee kickoff return. The officiating crew stopped the game on the spot, giving the host Bucks the win.
The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association went over data submitted by the schools and concurred with penalties each suggested for its respective athletes, OSSAA director of officials Mike Whaley told the Tulsa World.
“We certainly don’t condone this kind of behavior and we’re holding our kids responsible for their actions,” Pawnee principal and athlete director Bobby Miller told the Tulsa World.
Pawnee also had a player ejected for a flagrant foul, four players ejected for fighting and nine others cited for leaving the player box during the altercation. Fighting carries a two-game suspension and the second infraction is for one game. Since Pawnee’s football season is over, the suspensions carry over into each athletes’ winter sports season.
Hominy had two players who left the player box and will have to sit out the next game. The Bucks are at Hulbert in the second round on Friday.
“It’s a sad situation overall, but we feel good about the way our players handled the situation,” Hominy superintendent Doyle Edwards said.