Alabama High School Athletic Association Executive Director Steve Savarese issued the following statement on Sept. 3 concerning the fighting incident following the Walker/Cullman football game on Aug. 30:
“The AHSAA is saddened by the incident that occurred during the Cullman vs. Walker varsity football game and disappointed by the actions of those involved.
“The AHSAA is always disappointed by any unsportsmanlike incident that involves players or coaches from our member schools. Our coaches are teachers first, and must demonstrate examples of good sportsmanship at all times.
“We truly understand the passions that are involved in competitive athletics, but we can never allow those passions to cross the line and become unsportsmanlike in nature.
“This is an isolated incident and is not indicative of the good sportsmanship demonstrated by the more than 10,000 coaches in our state each day.
“Once our investigation is complete, we will release our findings to the member schools involved. When that process has been completed, the AHSAA will release a statement. Any subsequent statements or information must then come from the member schools involved.”