Clinton, El Reno Schools Release Joint Statement After Video Of Fight At Football Scrimmage Circulates

Monday, August 23rd 2021, 10:34 pm
By: Brieon Sumlin

Tyler Bridges and Craig McVay, the district superintendents for Clinton and El Reno, released a joint statement Monday after a video of a fight at a high school football scrimmage in Lawton circulated.

In the letter officials said, “unsportsmanlike conduct and violence are unacceptable.”

The video appears to show a man in a bucket hat shoving an El Reno player before other players rush the field.

No one in the video has been identified at this time. According to the statement, a Clinton assistant coach has been placed on paid administrative leave.

Both schools said the incident remains under investigation.

The statement said in part:

“Our work to improve will continue today as we proceed with our investigation, and our respective head coaches talk with their teams about the seriousness of this situation, as well as their clear expectations for team behavior in the future.

We appreciate your support of both districts as we thoroughly address this issue and focus on positive, safe and productive seasons that will make our communities proud.”