MOOREVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) - Mooreville High School's football team has been placed on probation by the Mississippi High School Activities Association after Trooper players and coaches left the field early in last week's loss to New Albany.
The Troopers have been placed on restrictive probation, which means the team is ineligible for this year's state playoffs. The school was also fined $500.
Mooreville athletic director Roman Doty tells WTVA that the school will appeal the probation next Thursday, Oct. 3, in front of the MHSAA's Executive Committee.
During the Troopers' 38-7 loss at New Albany last Friday, Mooreville players and coaches left the field with 8:18 remaining in the game.
A total of 12 players - six from each team - were ejected from the game following physical altercations. All 12 players have been suspended for four quarters.
Mooreville (3-2) visits Mantachie this Friday, while New Albany (4-1) hosts Amory.