Wednesday, September 26, 2012

NCHSAA suspends four Porter Ridge players for Friday's Marvin Ridge game

The N.C. High School Athletic Association has suspended four Porter Ridge High football players for Friday's rivalry game at Marvin Ridge.

Each player was a starter. One was suspended after a first half helmet-to-helmet hit in last week's 17-7 win over Providence Day. The other three were suspended for leaving the bench during an altercation on the field in the second half of last week's Providence Day game. A Providence Day player scored a touchdown on a fumble recovery. After he scored, there appeared to be an altercation of some sort between the teams.

"Based on the report we got from the officials, it was not ruled a fight," said NCHSAA deputy commissioner Que Tucker, "but because those young men did leave the bench, probably with the idea that there was a fight or skirmish of some kind, they are being ejected for one contest."

Had the game officials determined there was a fight and three players had been ejected, it would have cost Porter Ridge a potential playoff berth, per state rules. Porter Ridge, however, will have to avoid further ejections. Six in one season, Tucker said, will also cost a team its playoff privileges.

Porter Ridge (5-0) is ranked No. 3 in the Charlotte Observer Sweet 16 poll. The Pirates have won 23 straight regular-season games.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is by far the worst possible thing the NCHSAA could have done for their own credibility. Was the leaving the bench rule in effect or wasn't it?

"There wasn't a fight, but they might have thought there was one, so we'll half-apply the rule." What? Seriously??

Anonymous said...

Leaving the bench for a fight that didn't occur?!?!
I would sue the NCHSAA if that was my kid. Where is the justification to suspend people for an infraction that never occurred? Maybe next week "Que the incompetent" can have some players arrested for having guns on school property because they were watching a hunting show on TV.

Anonymous said...

Are you serious, on Saturday it was stated there was no fight and young men should not have been ejected. Now they were ejected for leaving the bench because the young men thought it was a fight. PLEASE.... I was at the game not a fan of either team, just figure it would be a good game. I saw all three of the young men run straight to the endzone (for xp) not across the field were a suppose to be fight was over. The officials were at the endzone as well. I guess the NCHSAA received a lot of calls and read commemts from Saturday and got scared. Really, get a backbone.

Anonymous said...

They saw the film. Obviously they ran to the scrum. Lucky they are not out for longer.

Anonymous said...

Anon 8:53 think about what you said. They ran to something that didn't exist. To eject someone for leaving the bench during a fight means that SOMEONE had to be ejected for THE FIGHT (that didn't happen). I think you should be arrested for aiding and abetting a bank robber. Now the fact that you don't know the person (that doesn't exist) and no bank robbery occurred and no charges are pending against any person for the bank robbery that didn't happen, doesnt matter.....you should be arrested anyway. Cause Que says so!

Anonymous said...

Those kids left the bench for one reason and one reason only. Unless the extra point was on the PDS sideline, they were going to join the fray. It is a bad rule to begin with, but Porter Ridge was clearly in violation of it. This ruling is a lucky break for them.

Anonymous said...

the funny part is PD had no ejections even though half their team was on the field during the scrum, it was no different then what you see in the pro or college game, shouting and shoving match between two players,no punches were thrown, video shows 10-1 rations of PD players verses PR players ON THE FIELD at the PD sideline. PAPA Harding received the good old boys break.
HARDIN you better have your team focused and mentally ready, PR will now be targeted. now that everyone is aware of the State's ruling and how the governing board will rule. They are no different then the NFL no fight but your ejected, touchdown caught by the other team

Anonymous said...

10 to 1 ratio of PDS to Porter Ridge? Do you realize how many PDS players it would take to reach that number? You guessed it, that would be impossible.

The Porter Ridge players lost their composure and ran on the field and it was not to congratulate PDS on the TD. The NCHSAA has made a mockery of their own rule book on this one. The NCHSAA audits the refs, but who audits the NCHSAS?

Anonymous said...

This is the judgement you get when people in charge of sports have no clue. They didn't get to where they are on a record of accomplishment: They got there on the coat tails of someone else who was equally or more incompetent.