In a league meeting Monday, the KingCo 4A league will determine the fallout from Friday night’s melee between Garfield and Redmond, but one decision has already been made. The game won’t be resumed, and Garfield will be named the winner.
“The game’s over,” Redmond athletic director John Appelgate said. “It was a win for Garfield, and a loss for Redmond on numerous fronts.”
With about five minutes left and Garfield ahead 50-33 on Friday, a Redmond fan ran out of the stands and punched Garfield guard DeAndre Taylor in the face, causing a chaotic brawl. Many players were ejected, including eight from Garfield. Several of the ejections were for players leaving the bench.
Appelgate said the league will decide Monday whether to have the score hold up as the final score or to have Redmond forfeit the game to Garfield.
“This was a situation created by a Redmond student,” Appelgate said. “They (Garfield) won the game.”
The league will also make final determinations on the ejections in the game, which carry a mandatory one-game suspension. Garfield hosts Eastlake on Tuesday in its final home game of the season, and Redmond’s next game is Tuesday at Skyline.