Posted On: 02/9/19 9:35 PM

Chandler Lawson can smile now.

It’s because Wooddale is back in the high school boys basketball playoffs after the TSSAA ruled in its favor to have its two-year postseason ban lifted on Friday.

But, Lawson, who’s in his final year of high school, was mentally prepared to end his high school basketball career in the regular season, but was confident things would come out in a positive light.

“It’s a blessing to get another chance to play again,” Lawson said. “I thought my season was over, but God made another blessing.”

Wooddale (24-3) was playing at Melrose on its homecoming on Jan. 25. According to the officials report on Jan. 30, the fight between both schools broke out with about 1:13 left in the game after sophomore forward Johnathan Lawson tossed the basketball behind himself to one of the players for the Golden Wildcats. The Melrose basketball player tossed the basketball back to Johnathan and hit him in the head.

Then, one of Johnathan’s teammates grabbed the basketball and hit that Golden Wildcat player with the ball. After that, players from both teams got into a fist fight, then fans stormed the court from both sides.

But, in an updated

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