Brawl near Vasquez High brings early end to foot­ball game

Antelope Valley Press (Sunday) - - News -

— 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.

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