Liberty-Eylau had just scored its only points of the game when a brawl broke out Friday night at Harris Field between the Leopards and third-ranked LaVega.
Players from both sidelines raced onto the field, and the fighting got ugly. Officials gathered and ruled a double-forfeit, meaning the Leopards are now 0-6, while LaVega falls to 4-2.
Brawl spoils L-E Homecoming
What started out as a special night with Homecoming ceremonies, and a salute to L-E’s 1999 state championship football team, was spoiled in the third quarter.
The Leopards will have a bye week to regroup for their district opener at Spring Hill.
Prior to the brawl, LaVega had dominated action to build a 49-0 advantage. Jar’quae Walton scored four touchdowns and rushed for 77 yards on eight carries.
Quarterback Landry Kinne also scored early on an 18-yard run, and passed for another to Sol’Dreveon DeGrate.
Almost all of L-E’s offense was produced by senior quarterback Shannon Roy. He rushed for 157 yards on 12 carries, including a 77-yarder. Damian Henderson scored on the next play from the 2.