Judge to decide outcome of high school football game

High school sports can be a great teacher. In Oklahoma the lesson for the kids is “become a lawyer; there’s plenty of work.”

Today, a judge in Oklahoma City will settle Locust Grove School District’s 20-19 quarter-final victory over Oklahoma City’s Frederick Douglass High School.

A referee threw a flag for a sideline violation on Douglass when it scored a touchdown on a fourth down play that would have given them the lead, Reuters reports.

The touchdown was nullified, sending the Oklahoma City Public School District to court to have a judge rule on whether the game should be replayed.

A temporary restraining order has been issued, prohibiting Locust Grove from playing a semifinal playoff game until the issue is resolved.

Even if Douglass wins its case, it might not be allowed to play in the postseason. After the game, a fan punched the referee and the high school sports association sanctioned the team.