CORBIN, Ky. (LEX 18) – Video of a fight between players in the 3A State Football Championship has been widely circulated online. Now, one of those schools has issued a statement apologizing on behalf of the players involved.
Corbin Schools have issued a statement on the fight that broke out between players from the school and Louisville Central following the championship game Friday night.
Posted by LEX 18 on Monday, December 3, 2018
The fight broke out following the title matchup between Corbin and Lousiville Central. The fight broke out after the two teams shook hands after the contest.
Superintendent David Cox issued the following statement on the altercation:
Corbin and Louisville Central competed in an incredible football game on Friday night to decide the KHSAA Class 3A Championship. This rivalry has quickly become one of the best in the state of Kentucky, and one that both schools should ultimately be proud of.
Unfortunately, the incident that occurred during the post-game activities on Friday night has overshadowed the game. We have reviewed video, spoken to players, coaches, and administration from Louisville Central. The initial sentiment is the same; we are all very displeased that this happened and that both sides share responsibility. It is unfortunate that this took away from the tremendous efforts of so many student-athletes.
We want to be clear that we do not condone the way some of our players reacted and have taken steps to prevent this type of behavior in the future. We want to ensure that our athletics reflect mutual respect and emphasize positive values.
Louisville Central defeated Corbin 20-19.