A ruling on Friday’s Western-Bonanza football game will be made Thursday, an official for the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association said Wednesday.
The game was stopped after a brawl in the third quarter with Bonanza leading 20-0. NIAA assistant director Donnie Nelson said a decision on the game’s outcome and suspensions resulting from the fight would come today.
“We’re planning on it,” Nelson said. “Somebody better know something.”
Nelson said NIAA executive director Eddie Bonine turned the decision over to Ray Mathis, the Clark County School District executive director of athletics, and Marc Ratner, the Southern Nevada Officials Association commissioner.
“Due to some extenuating circumstances, (Mathis and Ratner) have not been able to put a final verdict on this,” Nelson said.
Bonanza will play at Bishop Gorman on Friday, and Western will play at Sierra Vista.
Nelson said both teams would play this week.
SPARTANS TO HONOR SPENCER — Cimarron-Memorial will dedicate its football field Oct. 16 to longtime coach Greg Spencer, who died of cancer Jan. 30.
The Spartans will dedicate Greg Spencer Field before their game against Mojave.
Spencer was the school’s first football coach and posted a 75-31 record in 10 seasons.
Under Spencer, the Spartans won three Southern Zone championships and state titles in 1998 and 1999.
FOOTHILL HALL OF FAME — Foothill will honor its first Hall of Fame class during its football game Friday against Moapa Valley.
The Falcons selected 2003 graduate Jeff Van Orsow and 2004 graduate Jamaal Smith as their first Hall of Famers.
Van Orsow was a member of the 2002 state semifinal football team and went on to play at Oregon State and for the 2009 arenafootball2 champion Spokane Shock.
Smith helped Foothill’s basketball team to a state runner-up finish. He went on to play at New Mexico and has played professionally in Mexico.