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Football: San Bernardino, Palm Desert to forfeit games on Friday

October 3, 2012 |  3:10 pm

San Bernardino and Palm Desert will forfeit scheduled games for Friday after not having enough players available following a brawl between the two schools last week, the Southern Section office announced on Wednesday.

Players who left the bench are subject to a one-game suspension. San Bernardino was scheduled to play Rialto Carter. Palm Desert was set to play Cathedral City.

The Southern Section statement: "After having two area liaisons review last Friday night's football contest between Palm Desert and San Bernardino High Schools and meet with both schools, this office has determined that due to the number of players that violated Bluebook Rule 1927 (Player Conduct) that neither school will have enough players to field a team for this week's contests and therefore will forfeit those games.

"The schools scheduled for this week's games will be notified about the forfeited games and the forfeited contests will serve as the next game suspensions for all ejected players and all players who left the team bench area."

Here's the link to video of the brawl.

-- Eric Sondheimer

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