Wednesday, December 6, 2023

CVC releases statement on Sept. 22 incident

The Chagrin Valley Conference, in coordination with Beachwood and Brooklyn school districts, released a statement following an incident that occurred during a football game between the two schools on Sept. 22.

During the game, an anti-semitic slur was used by the Brooklyn offense to identify blitzing players from the Beachwood defense.

After Beachwood administrators conferred with the officials, Brooklyn’s coach agreed to change the play call for the second half, and the game continued.

“Beachwood City Schools, Brooklyn City Schools, and the Chagrin Valley Conference are jointly committed to fostering an environment of respectful competition among our student-athletes and adhering to the highest standards of sportsmanship,” the statement read. “After the events of September 22, our two districts and the Chagrin Valley Conference have been in frequent communication. We will remain in touch, work together, and subsequently transform this negative situation into a positive one for the thousands of student-athletes who compete in the Chagrin Valley Conference, a league in which participating members agreed upon a set of sportsmanship standards several years ago.”

Click here to read the full statement.

Click here for the Chagrin Valley Conference sportsmanship standards.


Steve Hare
Steve Hare
Steve Hare is the Chagrin Valley Conference's Sports Information Director. He also created and publishes, an online publication dedicated to providing hyperlocal coverage to area high school athletic programs. Hare began covering high school sports for the Lake County News Herald in 1997. Hare attended Willoughby South High School through the middle of his senior year, then graduated from Berkshire High School in Burton in 1986. He played football, wrestled and was an all-Geauga county baseball player (1986). He lives in Chardon with his wife Paulette and their children.

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