Both St. Joe's, Timon lose brawl-filled game

BUFFALO, N.Y. --  The Monsignor Martin High School Athletic Association has made a ruling following a fight that broke out between two teams during a football game last week.

Both St. Joseph's Collegiate High School and Bishop Timon will have to forfeit last Friday's game, and some players will be disciplined.  

Witnesses tell 2 On Your side the brawl broke out after St. Joe's QB Casey Kelly was hit out of bounds after a play had ended.  

Monsignor Martin High School Athletic Association released this statement on Wednesday:

 

Since 1948, the Monsignor Martin High School Athletic Association, through its member schools, has sought to instill personal values and sportsmanship in the students who attend our high schools.

Although no young person was injured, the incident which occurred last Friday evening is not representative of the standards we expect.

After an investigation of this incident, the league has imposed a double forfeit, meaning that Friday's suspended game will be recorded as a loss for the varsity football teams of both St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute and Bishop Timon - St. Jude High School.
 
The league has also taken other appropriate disciplinary action against some players from both teams. Moving forward, the league and each of its member schools will continue to provide a safe and secure atmosphere for our students and student-athletes, and continue to teach those values consistent with our ministries.

 

In addition to the players on the field involved, Casey Kelly's brother, Chad Kelly, current Ole Miss QB and former Quarterback at St. Joe's, ran out into the field when the fight broke out and had to be restrained by players and coaches.


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