UPDATE: Pike County Schools Superintendent has announced that a number of student-athletes will be given two-week game suspensions.
Due to violations of AHSAA rules and regulations, several student-athletes were subject to discipline within the program, and one student-athlete was subject to disciplinary action in accordance with the school system’s student code of conduct.
The school system fully supports the decision of the AHSAA. Pike County High School was granted permission to resume football activities on Tuesday.
Read the full release below:
PIKE COUNTY, Ala (WDHN) — The second Wiregrass football team suspended during an Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) investigation can now resume operations.
Pike County High School personnel told WDHN the suspension was lifted Tuesday, and players are now allowed to practice for their homecoming game this Friday.
Principal Jeff Torrence tells WDHN that players have been suspended from the team, but he did not specify how many or how long the players would be suspended.
Headland and Pike County schools announced the suspension of their football programs on Sunday pending the AHSAA investigation after a fight between Pike County and Headland football players during the Friday night game.
The AHSAA lifted Headland High School’s suspension Monday morning.
Henry County Schools Superintendent Lori Beasley told WDHN that no suspensions to players were handed down by the AHSAA.
Beasley says a disturbing post was made by one of the Rams’ players after the game. The school system will handle it internally but did not mention details about the post or which player posted it.
With the suspensions lifted, the Pike County Bulldogs will play the New Brockton Gamecocks, and the Headland Rams will play the Greenville Tigers on Friday, October 6.
Pike County High School is expected to release an official statement on Wednesday, October 4.