Minn. soccer brawl investigation leads to team disqualification

9:25 AM, Oct 25, 2012   |    comments
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BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. - A brawl at a playoff soccer match triggered an investigation that led to a Minnesota high school team being disqualified from the State Class A Boys' Soccer Tournament.

Prairie Seeds Academy of Brooklyn Park defeated Totino-Grace High School in Fridley by a score of 2-1 Friday. The game in Maple Grove was to determine which team advances to the tournament.

But a prolonged scuffle involving multiple players broke out after the game. The fight was caught on camera. At least one Totino-Grace player was injured and required stitches.

The Minnesota State High School League investigation found that a transfer student athlete to Prairie Seeds was not qualified because a student transfer form was not filled out. As a result, the League disqualified Prairie Seeds Academy from the tournament.

Due to the disqualification, Marshall School of Duluth will advance to next week's semifinal at the Metrodome.

The League will also decide if as many as ten Prairie Seeds players involved with the fight will be suspended.

Maple Grove police also say they're actively investigating.

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