Sep 7, 2011
Northwest Halifax and Weldon played each other on Tuesday night and the game ended before the regulation period was over.
With 4:10 left in the first half, and with Northwest Halifax leading 26-0, two players began to push one another, according to the Roanoke Rapids Daily Herald. The incident led to players from both teams getting into an altercation on the field.
The newspaper reported that both teams were moved to their respective sidelines and the coaches met with officials where it was decided to end the game.
Northwest Halifax received the 26-0 victory.
In all, a total of 11 players were ejected from the game. It is not known if any of the ejections were for fighting.
If players are found guilty of fighting, the school can receive a $1,000 fine. In addition, players ejected for fighting are ineligible to participate for the next two games.
Players who were ejected but were not ejected for fighting must miss one game.
A team who collects three or more fighting ejections in a season will be deemed ineligible for the N.C. High School Athletic Association state playoffs. A team who collects six or more ejections for reasons not including fighting will also be barred from the playoffs.
It is not known if either Northwest Halifax or Weldon will be kept from the playoffs this season.
Representatives from the NCHSAA could not be immediately reached on Wednesday evening.