***UPDATE***Sources close to the Diamond Bar football team are saying the school is bracing for the very real possibility that it will have to forfeit its Nov. 1 game against Rowland due to being unable to field a team after suspensions are handed down tomorrow by the CIF-Southern Section.
Diamond Bar’s roster is expected to be extremely hard hit and there’s now doubt that the Brahmas will have enough players when they next take the field on Nov. 1 against Rowland. If Diamond Bar is forced to forfeit the game, it could cost the Brahmas a chance to make the Southeast Division playoffs.
Diamond Bar will not be allowed to pull up players from its JV team to make up the difference because doing so would fly in the face of the punishments that will be levied on Wednesday.
Sources say that both the Diamond Bar and Diamond Ranch high school football teams are expected to be hit with a large number of player suspensions later today when the CIF-Southern Section releases an official statement about its findings in the wake of last Friday’s brawl between the two teams, which caused their game to be stopped with over 3 minutes remaining on the clock in the fourth quarter.
Among those expected to be suspended for Diamond Bar is standout receiver Cordell Broadus, who is the son of rapper Snoop Doggy Dog. One source said the Brahmas could be hit with more than 20 player suspensions. Diamond Ranch is also expected to see a high number of players ruled out for Friday’s game against Rowland.
The suspensions would be for one game, although both schools can also impose further punishment. Diamond Bar has a bye this week. Its suspensions would take place the following week when the Brahmas play Rowland.