A few weeks ago, two schools called off a high school basketball game because they feared violence. A recent AA upstate semi final game between Abbeville and Southside justified those fears.
The game was a great match up, with Southside finding a way to win over the visiting Panthers. What followed was ugly. As the SC High School League sees it, Abbeville players started a fight. Eight Abbeville players were suspended from school for five days by Abbeville officials. The SC High School League will let Southside play on in the Upstate final.
Who knows who was to blame for the fight. Abbeville will argue its points. Southside will argue its. The SC High School League made its.
One thing is certain, the fight was just ugly. It was an abomination to the spirit of high school sports and to the game of basketball. Basketball is a great game, and has no place for thugs. Everyone involved should be ashamed.