Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Updated: October 19, 12:19 PM ET
Kimball-Smith game ruled double forfeit
The District 11-4A opener between Kimball (0-5, 0-3) and A. Maceo Smith (1-5, 0-3) on Sept. 24 ended when the game was called following a bench-clearing brawl with 8:49 left in the third quarter. Kimball led 6-0 at the time.
Dallas ISD athletic director Jeff Johnson announced on Oct. 1 that the game would be recorded as a double forfeit, with both schools receiving losses. Therefore, both schools remain winless in district despite having played each other.
"That was the decision of the athletic department," Johnson said. "It's just the right thing to do. That was the decision based upon the situation."
Johnson declined to comment further about whether the ruling was designed to discourage future on-field altercations.