Parents of Oliver Springs football player disagree with TSSAA

Parents of Oliver Springs football player disagree with TSSAA ruling

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The game was just over a week ago between Oliver Springs High School and Monterey High School. It was being held at Tennessee Tech's Tucker Stadium in Putnam County. The game was just over a week ago between Oliver Springs High School and Monterey High School. It was being held at Tennessee Tech's Tucker Stadium in Putnam County.
"You know they robbed Oliver Springs," said Van Brown the step father of player No. 1 Shelby Morgan. "You know they robbed Oliver Springs," said Van Brown the step father of player No. 1 Shelby Morgan.
"We're upset that they brought us all in there, sat us on one side, and then it just started from the beginning and escalated the whole ball game escalated," said Morgan's mother Missy Brown. "We're upset that they brought us all in there, sat us on one side, and then it just started from the beginning and escalated the whole ball game escalated," said Morgan's mother Missy Brown.

By LAURA HALM
6 News Reporter

OLIVER SPRINGS (WATE) - The TSSAA handed down its ruling Wednesday on a massive fight at a high school football game.

The game was just over a week ago between Oliver Springs High School and Monterey High School. It was being held at Tennessee Tech's Tucker Stadium in Putnam County.

6 News reached out to the Athletic Director at Monterey High School as well as the Head Coach at Oliver Springs. Neither returned our calls.

Parents of the football players say the punishment does not fit the offense.

"You know they robbed Oliver Springs," said Van Brown the step father of player No. 1 Shelby Morgan.

When it comes to the Oliver Springs bobcats, No. 51 and No. 3 will be given two game suspensions in the spring sports they play as well as receive a warning.

No. 4 will be suspended for the first two football games next season whereas No. 30 won't be able to play in just the first game.

No. 50 and No. 27 will be banned from attending any sports until January 1, 2014.

Shelby Morgan, No. 1, will be suspended for the first football game. His parents saying the team didn't get a fair shake.

"You know our boys didn't start that. Oliver Springs did not start that. Monterey should have had a bigger penalty I believe than our school," added Brown.

Only one athlete is facing discipline on the Monterey football team.

Player No. 2 won't play at this Friday's game. He'll receive athletic probation for the rest of the year and  he'll lose athletic eligibility if he's ejected from a future game.

"We're upset that they brought us all in there, sat us on one side, and then it just started from the beginning and escalated the whole ball game escalated," said Morgan's mother Missy Brown.

The Browns say they're warning their son not to get heated again.

"To pray about his actions, to be stronger, to be able to tolerate more things, because if there's any kind of out of the way action it could result in a full year suspension now," said Brown.

The football programs for both teams have been put on probation for one calendar year. They will also have to pay fines.

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