UPDATE: Hirschi win over Graham under review due to alleged ineligible player

Graham vs Hirschi football highlights
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Published: Oct. 12, 2022 at 11:45 AM CDT
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UPDATE: Hirschi’s win over Graham, which was awarded by the District 3-4A Executive Committee Wednesday, is now under review, pending an investigation into whether Hirschi used an ineligible player at Friday’s game, according to the WFISD’s Athletic Director Scot Hafley.

The game was suspended in the third quarter Friday after a fight broke out between players. Eleven of those players are now facing suspension for their actions on the field.

Below is a statement issued by WFISD Superintendent Donny Lee, which was released before the investigation was announced.

UPDATE: The District 3-4A Executive Committee has officially awarded Hirschi the win in Friday’s suspended game against Graham, with no point differential.

WICHITA FALLS, Texas (KAUZ) - The Texas Association of Sports Officials has recommended 11 players for suspension after a fight forced officials to end the Graham versus Hirschi game early on Friday.

The fight broke out in the last 23 seconds of the third quarter, with Hirschi leading 24-14.

After the sideline clearing fight, 14 Hirschi players and 12 Graham players were ejected from the game.

Originally all 26 of those students were being considered for suspension, before TASO changed it to 11, 6 from Graham and 5 from Hirschi.

However, the final decision will come from the District 3-4A Executive Committee, which meets at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, after they accept reports and action plans from both schools.

We expect an update from WFISD’s Athletic Director Scot Hafley once a decision has been reached.

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