Ohio high school football game canceled after bench-clearing brawl

Sunday August 31st, 2014

A high school football game was canceled in the third quarter on Friday night after a scuffle on the field turned into a bench-clearing brawl. 

Garfield Heights was hosting Collinwood High when a player from Collinwood put a late hit on an opposing player. Garfield retaliated, and then both teams erupted into a massive brawl that stretched across the field. Officials canceled the game minutes later. 

Before the fight, police were forced to break up a physical confrontation in the stands. According to Fox 8 in Cleveland, two spectators, including one football player, were taken to a nearby hospital and three people were arrested.

[Fox 8]

- Marc Weinreich 

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