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Hacienda Heights Wilson and Pomona High Football Players Suspended for Brawl

The fight against Pomona and Hacienda Heights Wilson football players was on the same night as a brawl between Diamond Bar and Diamond Ranch players.

Diamond Bar and Diamond Ranch high schools aren't the only local football teams to have players ejected for fighting.

Last week's contest between Pomona and Hacienda Heights Wilson high school that included a brawl between teams also mean that players won't be taking the field in Friday night contests. 

The fight happened during the last play of the first half when a Pomona player and a Wilson one got tangled up in front of the Wilson bench and a brawl followed, according to the San Gabriel Valley Tribune. During the fight, players from both teams left their respective benches, the newspaper reported.

Under CIF-Southern Section rules, players ejected from a game for "assaultive behavior" will be prohibited from playing in the next one or even attending the contest. 

Leaving the bench during a fight also is against the rules.

"Any player who leaves the confines of the bench or team area during a fight that has broken out or may break out will be ineligible for the team’s next contest," according to policy. "After the suspension from play, the student may return only after certification by the school principal that the student(s) has completed a conference with a school administrator. The appropriate form indicating the completion of the conference must be filed with the Section office prior to rejoining the team."

CIF-Southern Section officials Wednesday released the results of the findings following an investigation.

1.    Pomona High School had one (1) player ejected from the contest on-site by the officiating crew due to fighting and/or assaultive behavior.
2.    Pomona High School, following review of game footage, has had an additional player (1) ejected from the contest due to fighting and/or assaultive behavior.
3.    Pomona High School, following review of game footage, has had an additional 13 players ejected from the contest due to leaving the confines of the bench or team area.
4.    Pomona High School, following review of game footage, had 10 players on the field prior to the onset of the altercation that did not participate in the altercation and were not observed displaying aggressive and/or assaultive behavior and are NOT ejected and considered eligible for their next contest.
5.    Wilson High School had one (1) players ejected from the contest on-site by the officiating crew due to fighting and/or assaultive behavior.
6.    Wilson High School, following review of game footage, has had an additional two (2) players ejected from the contest due to fighting and/or assaultive behavior.
7.    Wilson High School, following review of game footage, has had an additional 17 players ejected from the contest due to leaving the confines of the bench or team area.
8.    Wilson High School, following review of game footage, had eight (8) players on the field prior to the onset of the altercation that did not participate in the altercation and were not observed displaying aggressive and/or assaultive behavior and are NOT ejected and considered eligible for their next contest.

"The CIF Southern Section now considers this matter closed and will have no further comment on any aspect of this unfortunate situation," officials said in a news release.

Pomona High has suspended 12 players following the brawl, including four starters, the San Gabriel Valley Tribune reported.



Arturo A. Tony Chavez October 26, 2013 at 09:49 AM
Why didn't the US Marine dressed in full blues get arrested for running on to the field and getting involved. He had no business being anywhere near the field. I had a field pass and for photos and he had nothing no pass. That would be on the footage I'm sure. He deserves to be arrested.

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