Team offers to forfeit football league title to Marysville-Pilch -

Team offers to forfeit football league title to Marysville-Pilchuck after school shooting

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By Daniel Fredman By Daniel Fredman

MARYSVILLE, WA (KPTV) - A school set to play for the football league title against Marysville-Pilchuk High School offered to forfeit Friday and allow Marysville-Pilchuck to be the league champions in the wake of a school shooting.

The Oak Harbor Wildcats and Marysville-Pilchuck Tomahawks were set to play for the Wesco 3A North championship Friday night, but it was postponed after a student opened fire in the Marysville high school cafeteria. He killed one person, shot several others and then turned the gun on himself.

The Herald of Everett (WA) reports that Oak Harbor's head coach and superintendent made an offer to accept second place to Marysville-Pilchuck.

On the Marysville-Pilchuck football Facebook page, a message was posted referencing today's shooting.

"Tonight when you hug your kids have a conversation about life, loss, pain, love, happiness, success and failure and how to deal with all the things life throws at you."


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