The Oak Harbor Wildcats, who were scheduled to host Marysville Pilchuck High on Friday night for the Wesco 3A North division title in Washington, have offered to instead accept second place following Friday's fatal shooting at Pilchuck, a Seattle-area school.
Oak Harbor coach Jay Turner and Marysville superintendent Becky Berg confirmed the offer, according to The Herald of Everett, Washington, and The Seattle Times.
The gesture came just hours after a student recently crowned freshman class homecoming prince walked into the Marysville Pilchuck cafeteria and opened fire, killing one person and shooting several others in the head before turning the gun on himself, officials and witnesses said.
The gunman was identified as Jaylen Fryberg, according to witnesses and law enforcement sources.
Fryberg reportedly was on the football team.
Nicholas Alonso, a senior cornerback at Marysville Pilchuck, according to The Seattle Times and The Herald, applauded Old Harbor's move on Twitter.
"Big shout out to Oak Harbor for taking 2nd Place in WESCO North," he wrote. "You guys are the real League Champions."
According to the Herald, members of the Oak Harbor team also showed up to a Marysville Pilchuck meeting Friday night to offer their support.