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SCHSL statement on Camden-Dreher incident

 

The South Carolina High School League issued the following statement on the brawl that occurred just after the conclusion of the Dreher-Camden game this past Friday. It sounds like team sanctions, if any, are still pending.

 

Columbia, SC- After review and analysis of post-game video footage as well as preliminary investigations by Camden High School and Dreher High School administrators, the South Carolina High School League has determined initial penalties for several players representing each school’s football team.

 

Players identified as taking part in the incident on last Friday evening will have a minimum of a one game suspension (starting with this week’s game) with the possibility of additional penalties at a later date.  Multiple infractions are still being investigated by each school and SCHSL officials.

 

This Friday night each school will participate in their regular season football game according to their schedule, however, team sanctions (if any) will be determined at a later date.

“Both schools have been cooperative and helpful by providing the results of their individual investigations. It was with the assistance of the schools that we were able to identify the athletes that were involved,” states Skip Lax, SCHSL assistant commissioner.

 

The South Carolina High School League is committed to a thorough process when addressing these violations in accordance with the SCHSL Constitution and By-Laws.  It is our goal to stress the importance good sportsmanship while representing any South Carolina high school athletic program.  The actions displayed during last week’s incident will not be tolerated.