Brawl near Vasquez High brings early end to football game
— A large brawl involving at least 50 people near Vasquez High School’s football game Friday prompted the game to be ended early, authorities said Saturday.
During a timeout to tend to a player who suffered a broken leg, a commotion was heard about 9:35 p.m. on the basketball courts near the football field at Vasquez High School, according to Lt. Steve De Jong of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Palmdale Station.
A deputy witnessed at least 50 people fighting and additional deputies responded to the scene and broke up the fight, De Jong said.
School and game officials made the decision to call the game between Vazquez and Azusa high schools, De Jong said. Vazquez was leading Azusa 12-7 at the time the game was ended.
The players and fans from Azusa were escorted to their bus and vehicles. No arrests or injuries were reported as a result of the brawl, De Jong said.
Reports that players from the Azusa high football team were involved in the fight could not be confirmed.
The injured player was taken to a hospital.