KIPP Atlanta forfeits playoff game after fights

Kipp Atlanta forfeits first round playoff game

ATLANTA -- An Atlanta high school has forfeited its first-round high school football playoff game after a fight broke out at last Friday's game.

KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools spokesperson Callie Hudak said that after Kipp Collegiate's 57-6 loss against Hapeville Charter last Friday, the football team returned to the locker and found that some of their belongings had been stolen. 

"Out of frustration, some students proceeded to damage the Hapeville facility," Hudak said in a statement. "In addition, after the game our students and families were confronted by a number of Hapeville fans and several fights broke out. Thankfully there were not any serious injuries."

After that incident, administrators chose to forfeit KIPP Collegiate's game against Banks County on Friday. The school informed the Georgia High School Association of its decision last week.

According to GHSA bylaws, KIPP Atlanta will have to pay restitution to Banks County for the forfeit and could face other fines and penalties.

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