Two Memphis high schools banned from Tennessee state football playoffs for two years

Published: Sep. 17, 2021 at 9:31 PM CDT
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Oakhaven and Hillcrest high schools in Memphis will be banned from the Tennessee state football playoffs for the next two years.

The schools will also be fined $3,500 per school as a result of a fight between the two teams earlier this season

The referees’ official report states both benches emptied and fans from the stands came onto the field. Coaches and security attempted to break it up.

Police officers showed up and pepper spray was used. All who left the bench were ejected, and neither team had enough players left to continue the game.

Shelby County Schools released the following statement regarding the teams being banned:

“SCS is adhering to the recent decision set forth by the TSSAA for the Oakhaven High School football team regarding the probationary sanctions (program monitoring).

Hillcrest is not an SCS-managed school.”

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