ABQ School District Investigates Football Brawl

Nov 10, 2013

Officials with New Mexico's largest public school district say they will investigate after a brawl brought an end to a game between two Albuquerque high school football teams.

Rio Grande High School was leading Albuquerque High 13-0 Friday night when the fight began on the field near the end of the second quarter. Officials have yet to determine what sparked the fight.

Coaches and referees tried to break it up. Then the game was called.

For now, the game is being counted as a forfeit for both teams, and Albuquerque Public Schools spokeswoman Monica Armenta says there could be consequences for players depending on what the investigation finds.

Rio Grande coach Jim Danner says what happened Friday night should not happen in athletics.

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