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A HS Football Team Quit In The 1st Quarter Last Night - Here's Why

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Friday night saw one of the weirdest outcomes of a high school football game we've seen in recent memory. A high school team claimed victory after playing just a few minutes of the contest against their opponent.

Why? Well, the other team just up and left the field.

Kirtland held a 13-0 lead over Richmond Heights in a matchup of Ohio high schools. Early in the first quarter, Richmond Heights coach Tim Gorham pulled his team off the field, according to the News-Herald.

According to the report, a Richmond Heights football player was injured and sent to the hospital. Here's more from the report:

With the Hornets leading, 13-0, Richmond Heights coach Tim Gorham pulled his team off the field and departed Rogers Field.

When reached for a comment, Gorham said, "I'm on my way to the hospital to check on my kid," referring to a Richmond Heights player who was injured in the early portion of the game.

Kirtland will get credit for the win because the game had begun and wasn't canceled by the officials, but rather by a team just walking off the field.

Kirtland coach Tiger LaVerde ripped Gorham's decision to pull his team off the field. "These kids work hard for four years to play 10 games," LaVerde said. "It's not fair to our kids ... I don't know. He just took his team and left the field."

[News-Herald]