Mississippi junior college game called due to violent brawl

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Brawl forces cancellation of Mississippi junior college football game
Friday October 23rd, 2015

A Mississippi junior college game was called Thursday night due to a violent brawl that broke out before halftime, The Commercial Dispatch’s Scott Walters reported.

With East Mississippi Community College leading Mississippi Delta Community College 48–0 with seconds remaining in the first half, members of both teams charged the field and engaged in physical altercations. Law enforcement, game officials and school officials eventually halted the fight after nearly five minutes.

Walters also reported from the scene that trash cans were being thrown and players were running wildly all over the field throughout the duration of the fight. He added that a Delta linebacker threw a garbage can 20 yards during the brawl.

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“I put this on us for our lack of discipline, the referees for not controlling the game and [Delta] for [its] lack of discipline,” EMCC’s head coach Buddy Stephens said following the game.

Earlier this season, a referee was ejected from a EMCC game for throwing a clipboard at Stephens, who was later suspended for his part in the incident.

Last year, current Ole Miss quarterback Chad Kelly played for EMCC before moving on to the SEC.

Watch video of the fight below.


- Kayla Lombardo

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