Local & Regional
10:15 am
Sat September 12, 2009

Fights Break Out at TPS Football Game

Tulsa, OK – Fights in the stand lead to the early end of Friday night's Washington/East Central High School Football game. Rival groups started fighting in the south stands at the Washington stadium.

Early in the third quarter, the game was suspended and the teams sent to the locker room. Police moved in with pepper spray to halt the brawls. Three people were arrested and several more injured.EMSA's Tina Wells says "EMSA provided on-scene care to nine patients with minor injuries and anxiety related to the incident. Paramedics transported three of those patients to hospitals for continued care, including a 14-year-old girl, a 17-year-old boy and a 51-year-old man. None of the three suffered serious injuries, and all are reported to be in fair condition."

Minutes later, the Washington principal announced, from mid-field, the game was cancelled. Washington was ahead at the time and declared the winner.