Shelby County Schools to appeal TSSAA ban on postseason play

SCS plans to appeal ruling

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -After the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association banned multiple Shelby County Schools high school basketball teams from postseason play on Friday, SCS now plans to take action.

SCS released the following statement Saturday:

“The District learned this afternoon of the TSSAA’s decision to ban three SCS schools from postseason play; however, the District plans to appeal the unilateral sanctions. These situations have been treated very seriously, and we certainly regret and admonish the negative behavior of the few students involved. The District has and will continue to hold all students involved directly accountable. Additionally, our review of the incidents shows that adult spectators also escalated these situations. As we’ve stated throughout the week, we will continue to work internally and with all supporting law agencies to ensure we help prevent and properly address any such incidents in the future.”

The TSSAA ban stems from several fights that occurred at SCS basketball games last weekend.

Copyright 2019 WMC. All rights reserved.