Judge: Prairie Seeds still disqualified from state soccer tournament

8:07 PM, Oct 26, 2012   |    comments
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MINNEAPOLIS - The boys high school soccer team at Prairie Seeds Academy in Brooklyn Park is still banned from state tournament play after a judge turned down the school's injunction request.

The team was supposed to play Duluth Marshall Friday.

If the injuction would have passed, it was likely that the entire tournament would have been delayed, starting with Marshall's game.

The Minnesota State High School League's disqualified Prairie Seeds from the State Class A Boys' Soccer Tournament because they deemed a student ineligible. That discovery came about after an investigation was triggered by a brawl at a playoff soccer match.

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

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