Bench clearing brawl ends junior college football game (Video)


Nov 17, 2012; Las Vegas, NV, USA; A general view of Fertitta Field during the division III championship game between Mountain View and Pershing County at Bishop Gorman High. Pershing County won 56-6. Mandatory Credit: Josh Holmberg-USA TODAY Sports

Things took an ugly turn at the end of a junior college football game between Long Beach City and College Of The Desert. During a stoppage of play, players begin to push and shove. It is hard to see what exactly what started the fight because the camera follows a player running with a dead ball towards the end zone.When it pans back the scuffle is already under way.

Coaches and teammates appear to be trying to break things up at first. At one point it even looks like everyone is separated and things have calmed down and is under control. Then the player who was running down field with the dead ball comes flying back into the frame and leaps on top of an opponent. That is what really ignites the brawl as both teams storm the field. It spills over to the sidelines and you can see players all over squaring off and fighting.

I’ve seen several brawls and fights this season and this one looks like it is by far the worst.

From the YouTube video’s about section:

With 1:10 remaining in a junior college football game between Long Beach City and College Of The Desert, a stoppage of play that seemed to be a fumble ended in a chaotic scene that led to the game being called, with host Long Beach City leading 55-10 at the time. Both benches cleared and an all-out melee ensued at Veteran’s Memorial Stadium from Saturday, November 16, 2013.

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