Fight Ends Renton vs Tyee High School Football Game
by Josh Hart
On Friday, Oct. 17th, during a high school football game between Renton High School’s Indians and the Tyee Totems, a brawl broke out at Neudorf Memorial Field in Tukwila.
Renton came into the game at 3-3 while Tyee came in winless.
After the game they both walked out with a postponed game.
Five minutes before the end of the first half Renton was leading 19-0, and it looked like Tyee was going to get another one in their loss column and Renton would get the win.
But when a hard tackle turned into a shoving match, all play was halted. The shoving escalated and turned into a fist fight. After everything was broken up the officials decided to postpone the game and both teams had to forfeit.
No player can discuss the brawl or answer any questions about it to the public. So after the brawl that was started by a couple of playerâ€™s emotions, both team’s seasons are in doubt. Many think that both teams will miss just one game, but there are rumors that the teams could be suspended for the rest of the season. Before the game Renton had playoff hopes, and now they have little or no hope of making the playoffs.
This is obviously very damaging to both teams, and we will just have to wait and see how this turns out.
The Seattle Times did a story on this incident, and below are two videos we found on Youtube that appear to have been shot just after the fight ended:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Grfz8J94IBA http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8P2zI2JvIlk
[EDITOR’S NOTE: Josh Hart is a 15-year old student who attends Highline’s â€œBig Picture High Schoolâ€ in SeaTac. He recently wrote on the economy, about JFK beating Highline 61-0 in football, an opinion piece on the VP debate and a story on Mt. Rainier High’s Drill Team playing at the Seahawks’ Halftime. You can look forward to reading more of his work on the B-Town Blog, as he will soon be our first Intern!]