Savannah High, Cross Creek high school football game ends after fight breaks out

Published: Sep. 15, 2023 at 11:53 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 20, 2023 at 1:57 PM EDT
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SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - The high school football game between Savannah High and Cross Creek ended Friday night when two players on the opposing teams began to fight on the field.

According to the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System, the fight then spread and both teams became involved. The fight remained on the field.

SCCPSS says coaches tried to break up the fight when a Savannah High coach was injured after being hit with a helmet. There were other minor injuries reported as well.

One Savannah High player was taken to the hospital for evaluation.

Within minutes of the fight breaking out, district athletic staff made the decision to call the game. Those in attendance were asked to leave the stadium.

SCCPSS says two juveniles were taken into custody following an incident in the parking lot. They have been released to their parents. No arrests were made.

The GHSA has ruled that both teams must forfeit the next game, which means a loss for each team.

The Savannah-Chatham athletics department sent the following statement to WTOC:

“Athletics is reviewing video footage to determine further action. GHSA has received a game report from the official’s association as well as a copy of the game video. They will review this information and send both schools involved a letter outlining violations of their by-laws as well as possible fines and punishment. SCCPSS will possibly add additional punishments if deemed necessary.”