Ala. schools punished after football coach fight


JASPER, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama High School Athletic Association has penalized two schools after their football coaches had a fistfight during a game last week.

Officials say Walker High School football coach John Holladay and Cullman High School assistant coach Matt Hopper have been suspended for the rest of the 2013 season for fighting during a game on Aug. 30.

Officials say Walker High School has been put on restrictive probation for the rest of the 2013 football season, and Cullman High School has been put on non-restrictive probation for a year.

Restrictive probation means Walker High School is barred from participating in any post-season games during their probationary period. Officials say Walker was already on probation for a 2012 incident.

Each school has also been fined $1,500 for flagrant unsportsmanlike conduct.

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