Brawl results in expulsion of West Boca player at end of season
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PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla .– Several players were kicked out of a high school football game on Monday after a brawl broke out between West Boca Raton Community High School and Coral Springs High School.
“They played a little dirty,” West Boca Raton player Chris Kelly said of his opponent.
Monday’s game between the West Boca Raton Bulls and Coral Springs was choppy from the start. Kelly said in the fourth quarter her team had had enough.
“One of the children went and attacked a child around the neck, so a friend of mine, Logan, pushed the child,” he said.
Logan was kicked out of the game, but so was Kelly. Video shows Kelly was not even in the area where the brawl took place. His ejection has a ripple effect on his athleticism.
“I’m out the rest of the season here and then the two games of the basketball season,” he said.
WPTV has contacted the Florida High School Athletic Association regarding the ejections but has not received a response.
“The referees, for me, did not handle the game as fairly as it should have been,” said West Boca sporting director and coach Andrae Rowe.
He understands the ejection of one of his players for pushing, but Kelly’s ejection, he says, makes no sense.
“It’s unfortunate for him, but we are making the calls,” Rowe said. “But usually with the call it takes so long.”
Ted Kelly said it’s not cool that his son misses the return game and runs out of playing time.
“You never know when there’s a scout out there, and he plays all positions on the team,” he said.
Due to his suspension, Chris Kelly can only hang out with his teammates before games in the locker room. Once on the pitch, he has to sit in the stands and watch.
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