RICHMOND COUNTY, Ga. (WJBF) – The Cross Creek Razorbacks will be sitting out this week of high school football.

They were scheduled to play Hart County High School in Hartwell, Georgia this Friday.

The Hart County Bulldogs were hosting the Razorbacks for their homecoming.

According to a press release from the Hart County Charter System, “A penalty was imposed by the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) against Cross Creek. This decision comes as a result of an incident that transpired during Cross Creek’s game last week…”

Last Friday, September 15th, while Cross Creek was battling Savannah High School on the girdiron, a fight broke out.

A player from each team began to fight on the field and the situation escalated and more players became involved. This led officials to end the game in the third quarter.

Cross Creek is not scheduled to play any other team this week.

Savannah High was also penalized.

The Richmond County School System released the following statement:

Georgia High School Association has issued sanctions against both football teams in the bench-clearing incident during the Savannah and Cross Creek High School game on Friday, Sept. 15 in Savannah, Georgia. The GHSA sanctions are significant due to the severity of the incident. As a result, both teams have been required to forfeit the next game on the schedule. In addition to the game forfeiture, multiple student-athletes face additional game suspensions due to their conduct.  

As our investigation continues, there may be additional student disciplinary consequences for actions as identified in our Student Code of Conduct and Discipline.   

A joint investigation between the Savannah-Chatman Board of Education Police Department and the Richmond County School System Police is underway into an altercation between a Savannah High coach and Cross Creek players.   

The Richmond County School System takes these matters seriously and our student-athletes will be handled appropriately once our investigation is concluded. 

Richmond County School System

You can read the letters from the GHSA below: