Oak Harbor Foreits Football Game to Support Marysville-Pilchuck H.S. After Shooting
One of the best showings of sportsmanship we've seen in years.
In the wake of the tragic shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School North of Seattle, their game last Friday against Oak Harbor was cancelled.
After the cafeteria shooting that left two dead (including the shooter) school administrators chose to cancel their game against Oak Harbor, obviously due to the tragic circumstances.
However, Oak Harbor chose to forfeit the game, giving Marysville-Pilchuck the win, AND the league championship. The two teams compete in the AAA WESCO league, and with one game left, the team has a 7-1 record. They are ranked in the state top ten and one of the top 100 AAA schools nationally by MaxPreps.com.
Oak Harbor did a very gracious thing, because had Marysville forfeited, the two teams would have virtually tied for the Northern Division lead. Oak Harbor sits at 5-2 and will likely make the post-season.
But what a great show of sportsmanship by a group of high school athletes!