Statement released about Friday's high school football brawl

Posted at 3:45 PM, Oct 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-12 15:45:10-04

A brawl at a high school football game last week gained a lot of attention.

A statement from the Monsignor Martin High School Athletic Association expresses the group's discontent with the incident.

Brian Kiszewski, Executive Director of the Monsignor Martin High School Athletic Association, released the following statement:

"Since 1948, the Monsignor Martin High School Athletic Association, through its member schools, has sought to instill personal values and sportsmanship in the students who attend our high schools. Although no young person was injured, the incident which occurred last Friday evening is not representative of the standards we expect."

"After an investigation of this incident, the league has imposed a double forfeit, meaning that Friday's suspended game will be recorded as a loss for the varsity football teams of both St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute and Bishop Timon - St. Jude High School."

"The league has also taken other appropriate disciplinary action against some players from both teams. Moving forward, the league and each of its member schools will continue to provide a safe and secure atmosphere for our students and student-athletes, and continue to teach those values consistent with our ministries."