MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. (August 23, 2015) — Officials halted the season-opening football game between Michigan City High School and South Bend Washington High after a fight broke out on the field.
The Michigan City News-Dispatch reports the fight started with 2:54 left in the first half Friday night after a Washington player was penalized for a late hit, knocking a Michigan City player out of bounds along the Michigan City sideline.
Players started shoving and it quickly escalated into a fight between a swarm of players on both sides. Police stopped broke up the brawl after attempts by coaches and players failed.
Michigan City police Officer Dion Campbell said the game was halted because so many players were ejected that neither team would have had enough players to continue.
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Here is the response from IHSAA Commissioner Bobby Cox regarding last night's fight involving Washington HS football pic.twitter.com/fWNXHdEIOY
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