https://www.greensboro.com/sports/h...cle_20c7e735-a1d4-50bd-b08c-5d428a340312.htmlSouth Granville leads 72-66 .. 19 seconds left ... game delayed - not sure what happened ... sounds like some "fans" got involved ... radio guys say pepper spray involved.
I was at opposite end of the floor. The number of fans emptying onto the court was not good. Could have gotten really bad really fast. It's a shame a game that good had to end like thatJust a dumb way to end the season. Pointless by whomever is involved. But I dont understand why the police did what they did. Made the situation even worse. Thanks BBQ for your point of view
IMO, any spectators who got involved in a negative way should be banned from attending any future games.Is it me or are incidents like this happening way too often around this country. I see videos of fights during games involving little kids to high school kids. Usually by parents or fans who can't behave. It's really pathetic what society has turned in to. It's just a game people!!!!!
I think they should send a message to SGHS and make it worth the trip and start the clock at 2 or 3 minutes if it is proven the SGHS went into the Reidsville huddle with a sign and add the technical. Not worth 1 and a half-hour drive for 19 seconds to finish the game !not sure with 19 seconds left and down by 6 with SG shooting FT.'s that it would be worth an hour and half trip.........still looking at video it looks like a school official made a feeble attempt to stop the idiot with the sign that was heading for the Reidsville bench.............if he was stopped where he made the feeble attempt...none of this would have happened.............................................................
Terrible that this incident happened. This is what I think happened based on the posts: ONE student carried a sign into Reidsville's huddle. He was tackled apparently by a security person and then an incident erupted. Now we have people calling for the school to be suspend from the playoffs or "taught a lesson" by rewriting the rules of the game. To me with my limited info it sounds as if one student used terrible judgement that security responded quickly and in the highly charged atmosphere an incident took place. Please correct me if my conclusions are faulty. My question is do we all want all schools judged by the behavior of one student and actions taken to impact players who, by most accounts had no involvement in the action?Ban them from the playoffs next year. That would send a message.
I was thinking the bigger gym would have helpedSaw another video and a student from SG definitely went into the Reidsville huddle during the timeout. A deputy tackled and subdued that idiot. Fans started to pour onto the court. Another law enforcement officer started to spray into the crowd.
This could have easily been avoided by playing in a bigger gym. Way too many people in the gym. Great game and highly contested. Emotions on both sides on high. Unfortunate end to a fantastic game.
That kid should have stopped when he tried to stop him. That should be a technical foul. Not saying we are innocent in the matter.still stand by my statement.....the apparent school official could've stopped the whole thing if he had made a better attempt at stopping the fool with sign from getting up in the Reidsville players and coaches while they were huddled at THEIR BENCH during a timeout.....not blaming SG coaches or players...evidently it was heck of a game...............................
So many ifs, ands, or buts in a situation like this... Sadly, it seems like things like this are happening much more frequently. The ultimate problem is our society. Sometimes, it's easy to blame everyone, but the guilty one. The dip$@!+ that initiated things with the sign is the one to blame. Discipline him. Don't punish the teams that from what I've read and seen had absolutely nothing to do with it. Also, I've read where several people are blaming the administrator for not subduing him... It seems to me that he was pretty intent on what he was going to do. Nobody was going to de-escalate him in that very moment. So, If the administrator had have gotten physical or if things would've turned violent between the two in the slightest, then we would be having a very different conversation right now. They would currently be shredding the man to pieces on every liberal news channel you could turn your TV on. "Administrator assaults student". Gotta look at things from diff views sometimes. Simply punish the idiots. You can't punish the players, coaches, and fans that have invested so much, this deep in the season. Assess them a T, play out the last few secs, and move on.
Regionals are at neutral sites. This Saturday...westerns are in Hickory...easterns are in Greenville/Fayetteville.seems like if the Nchsaa would stop being cheap and have regionals in neutral sites with a nice sized gyms this stuff wouldn't happen. I'm not sure I've ever heard of this happening in those settings. Too many emotional people, in a cramped setting with the whole season on the line.