The two Maplewood Richmond Heights football players ejected from Friday's game against Cleveland NJROTC will not be eligible to play in Wednesday's district playoff game against Lutheran North.
The MSHSAA rule is that a player ejected for fighting is ineligible to play in the following game of the same level.
MSHSAA Director of Communications Jason West said MSHSAA (Missouri State High School Activities Association) received a letter from MRH on the ejection of the two MRH players, but West said there's nothing to appeal.
He said the referee's decision at the game stands.
"There's no misapplication of the rule," West said. "They were ejected for fighting, and there's nothing to appeal."
MRH Director of Communications Brian Adkisson said the school didn't appeal the ejections in the letter to MSHSAA. It was a letter describing what happened.
It's an MRH policy not to release the names of the ejected MRH players, and MSHSAA did not have them either.
The fight in the first quarter that involved the MRH players began when they tackled a Cleveland player near the Cleveland sideline and were piled on by a majority of the Cleveland players. MRH won by default 21-0 after Cleveland wasn't left with enough players to finish the game, after the ejections.
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