Footbrawl: Huge fight breaks out at high school football game

11:23 AM, Sep 30, 2013   |    comments
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Indianapolis (Indy Star) -- A Friday night high school football game in Indiana turned into a brawl on the field.

The brawl erupted at the Arsenal Tech/Forth Wayne South high school football game on the city's Eastside, pitting dozens of players, along with some coaches and fans, against each other.

The fight began about 9:45 p.m. - with about a minute left in the third quarter - at the Tech field near East 10th and North Oriental streets. Tech was ahead 24-6 at the time the game was stopped.

The fight appeared to start when a player from one of the teams was knocked out of bounds, one witness said. It quickly grew out of hand as players jumped up from benches, coaches stormed the field and up to 10 or more fans spilled out from their seats.

The public announcer at the game pleaded with the fans to stay in their seats but to no avail, an Indianapolis Public Schools police officer told The Indianapolis Star after the fight.

"It was crazy," the officer said. "The coaches and players were all on top of each other. The fans were running out."

The fight was under control within a few minutes, witnesses said. No one was arrested or sent to the hospital, police said. Several units from the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department responded to the scene to assist with IPS police.

It wasn't immediately clear what type of punishment, if any, the district had planned.

"The incident will be reviewed by school & district officials," said IPS spokesman John T. Althardt in an email.

Students and cars crowded the streets after the game as police tried guiding them out. A dance was also going on at the school, complicating efforts to get students to leave.

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