Two Hawthorne High School football players have been suspended from the team for the rest of the season because of their actions Friday night during a brawl between the Cougars and visiting Rialto Eisenhower, Hawthorne Principal John Carter said Wednesday.
Carter, who would not identify the players, said disciplinary action was taken after a review of the game videotape. He said neither player was a starter.
Bill Clark, Southern Section administrator in charge of football, said his office will review correspondence from each school before deciding whether to close the issue or suggest further discussion.
The nonleague game, won by Eisenhower, 21-6, was stopped by officials with 4:59 left after the teams fought for several minutes after a kickoff return.