Video shows Pinecrest, Union Pines brawl
Posted September 3, 2010
HighSchoolOT.com has obtained amateur video of the brawl that happened between Pinecrest and Union Pines on Friday Aug. 27.
The video shows Pinecrest, in dark jerseys, scoring a touchdown, then converting a two-point attempt in the second quarter to give the Patriots at 47-7 advantage. On the ensuing kickoff, a fight between two players breaks out near midfield, leading to what officials called a "bench-clearing brawl."
Three players from both teams were ejected from the game for fighting.
On Thursday, Moore County Schools announced that both Pinecrest and Union Pines would be barred from the state playoffs, in accordance with the N.C. High School Athletic Association rules.
Players who are ejected for fighting must serve a mandatory two game suspension.
The Moore County superintendent said additional disciplinary action was taken against other players who were not ejected by officials.
Both schools originally told officials that video of the incident did not exist.
Moore County Schools said a fan furnished a copy of the video to the NCHSAA for further review earlier this week. The video was used by both schools to conduct internal investigations.
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