Brainerd High Boys Basketball "Indefinitely Suspended" In Wake Of Brawl

Monday, January 29, 2018

The season for two teams involved in a brawl at the Brainerd High Gym on Saturday has been "indefinitely suspended" by the TSSAA.

Brainerd was ahead of Austin East 36-32 when a fight broke out on the court. Students and fans joined in what became a brawl.

The game has been ruled a no contest.

The two schools were sent this letter:

"We are asking the administration of each school to deal with the incident and report in writing any action they plan to take as soon as possible. Until this incident is thoroughly investigated and effective administrative action is taken by your school's administration to address it, deal with those responsible and prevent future incidents of this type, the boys' basketball team at (school) is being placed on  suspension from further play." 

The teams are among the top ranked in the state in their division.

Brainerd was due to travel to Knoxville next month, but coach Lavar Brown told NewsChannel 9 he will not be playing any more games against Austin East.

He said the fight started when two players scrambled for a ball. He said the Austin East player threw the ball at a Brainerd player.

The coach said his player did not retaliate.


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