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Gulfport has suspended five football players after Friday's brawl with Hattiesburg

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -


Gulfport High School athletic director Bryan Caldwell announced Tuesday night that five Admiral football players have been suspended for their involvement in a brawl following an overtime 38-31 loss to Hattiesburg Friday night.

The Tigers had scored the winning touchdown and when Hattiesburg kicked the P-A-T, a punch was thrown. That set off a clearing of both benches. 

Gulfport decided to suspend the players, not the Mississippi High School Activities Association.

The names of the suspended players were not released.

Gulfport (5-3) fell to 3 and 1 in the Region 4-6A standings while Hattiesburg (5-3) improved to 4-0.

The Admirals entertain D'Iberville at Milner Stadium 7:00 p.m. Friday.  The Warriors (5-4) are 2 and 2 in the region race after losing to Hancock 34-6 on Friday. Hattiesburg travels to upset-minded Hancock (1-3).

Everyone is trying to secure one of the four playoff slots.  Ocean Springs is 3 and 1 after losing to Harrison Central 24-23 in overtime.  The Red Rebels picked up their first region win of the season against 3 losses.

The Greyhounds face St. Martin (2-2) Friday night in Ocean Springs.

The D'Iberville-Gulfport, St. Martin-Ocean Springs, Hattiesburg-Hancock and Biloxi-Harrison Central games will be featured on the Friday Night Football Showdown on WLOX-TV at 10:15 p.m. followed by the Friday Night Football Showdown Post Game Show on wlox.com at 10:35.




 

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