Ketchikan football team fined for forfiet against Thunder Mountain

    KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — A school is facing a fine after its football team forfeited a game that left two players injured.

    The Ketchikan Daily News reports the Alaska School Activities Association has put Ketchikan High School on probation and issued a $500 fine.

    Two players went to the hospital with injuries sustained in a game against Juneau's Thunder Mountain High School.

    They were later released.

    Association Executive Director Billy Strickland said the fine and probation were based on bylaws, and that he has not talked to school officials or seen game film.

    Strickland said Ketchikan may want to appeal the decision if there were justifiable reasons for ending the game.

    Principal Bob Marshall said the school and Strickland have been trying to get in touch to discuss where to go from here.

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