By Aaron Valdez
A night that was supposed to feature good sportsmanship and competitive spirit ended on a “sour note” as a fight broke out in the third quarter of John Muir High football’s game against Stellar Prep on Friday.
This was a special occasion for the Muir Mustangs as it required them to take trip to Oakland, where Stellar Prep is located, in hopes of strengthening their team chemistry. The Mustangs were coming off a nice win against Charter Oak two weeks ago and were looking to shake off the rust after having a bye last week.
It seemed Muir was well on their way to its second win of the season as they led Stellar Prep 29-6 in the third quarter. However, the two teams suddenly engaged in an altercation that spiraled out of control, prompting the officials to end the game early.
The game’s outcome and Muir’s fate were immediately in question following the brawl but after review, CIF-SS decided Wednesday afternoon that Muir was to be awarded with the win due to rules established by The Nation Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS).
However, the team will also have 10 players suspended for their next game at home against Rancho Christian on Thursday. Head Coach Antyone Sims also confirmed that they are not allowed to bump up players from junior varsity or lower.