A scuffle breaks out after high school football game
A high school football game ends in a scuffle, but it's not the teenaged players who were being bad sports. It was their parents.
At happened after Friday night's game between Deubrook and Colman-Egan. We spoke with the superintendent at Deubrook who says after his school lost the game a lot of the fans lost their composure and now one player's parent is in some hot water.
Kevin Keenaghan is Deubrook's superintendent. He says after Deubrook lost Friday's game, some of the fans blamed the referees. Keenaghan says, "a bunch of Deubrook fans followed the officials and were yelling things."
That's when Colman-Egan's principal stepped between an angry fan and the refs. Keenaghan says, "he was stepping in to move the situation out of harm's way and he was taken to the ground."
Keenaghan says the parent of a Deubrook player pushed the Colman principal down, now that parent is in some trouble. Keenaghan says, "the school will take action on the fan."
As part of the repercussions, the fan in question will no longer be welcome back to the Dolphins' home field for the rest of the season.
Keenaghan says, "if any incidents, further incidents occur with this particular fan or anything like that they would probably lose all privileges to come to home games," but this fan's actions have hurt the students too. Administrators canceled a Tuesday game between the same schools to let things cool off. Keenaghan says, "so our 7th and 8th grade team and our B-squad team have lost a game."
Keenaghan says the kids could've taught their adult fans sportsmanship Friday, the players all shook hands as a sign of respect after the game. He says, "the kids played the game hard, the kids were never an issue."
Keenaghan says they'll move on from this embarrassment, continuing to instill the district ideals in their young players. He says, "it's reinforced, what do we believe in? we believe in good sportsmanship."
We withheld the name of the fan to protect his son.
Kevin Keenaghan says there was also a flag thrown on a Deubrook coach for being on the field during Friday's game. He says they'll discuss that during closed session with the school board.
W did reach out to the Colman-Egan principal, but did not get a response to our calls or email, but Keenaghan says the districts have been in touch with each other `and there is no bad blood between the administrators over this.
Thursday, February 20 2014 7:42 PM EST2014-02-21 00:42:09 GMT
Behind the glory of football there are the scars and bruises. Some visible, some not. We still have much to learn about the health risk football puts on it's players, but some of the biggest strides inMore >>
Behind the glory of football there are the scars and bruises, some visible, some not. We still have much to learn about the health risk football puts on it's players, but some of the biggest strides in research are happening on South Dakota's fields.More >>
Friday, March 7 2014 11:09 PM EST2014-03-08 04:09:14 GMT
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Search and rescue teams are looking for a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet with 239 people aboard - including three adult Americans and one infant. The airline says it lostMore >>
Malaysia Airlines says the plane was carrying 227 passengers, including two infants, and 12 crew members.More >>
Friday, March 7 2014 10:31 PM EST2014-03-08 03:31:23 GMT
Six weeks after arson shuttered the Co-op Natural Foods Store, shelves are stocked and customers are coming through the doors once again. And it's not just the food they're excited about. "The thingMore >>
Six weeks after arson shuttered the Co-op Natural Foods Store, shelves are stocked and customers are coming through the doors once again.More >>
Friday, March 7 2014 9:19 PM EST2014-03-08 02:19:54 GMT
A Yankton man was found dead in a mobile home, Friday morning and Police are calling it a homicide. It happened on the 1100 block of E. 8th Street near Peninah Street. That's on the southeast part ofMore >>
Authorities say a Yankton man has been charged with second-degree homicide as murder in connection with his uncle's death.More >>
Friday, March 7 2014 9:04 PM EST2014-03-08 02:04:53 GMT
The Aberdeen Regional Airport is going to try and add a little excitement to its walls. The airport has hired Aberdeen artists Nick and Nicole Fischer to paint a mural to place on the wall in the airport'sMore >>
The Aberdeen Regional Airport is going to try and add a little excitement to its walls. The airport has hired Aberdeen artists Nick and Nicole Fischer to paint a mural to place on the wall in the airport's center waiting room. The mural will depict Aberdeen's history.More >>
Friday, March 7 2014 8:57 PM EST2014-03-08 01:57:38 GMT
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Malaysia Airlines says it has lost contact with a plane carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew on route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. The airline says that Flight MH370 hasMore >>
The airline says that Flight MH370 has lost contact with Subang air traffic control at 2:40 a.m. Saturday.More >>
Friday, March 7 2014 8:37 PM EST2014-03-08 01:37:00 GMT
Sporting their favorite jerseys, they huddle around former Viking Ben Leber just hoping he'll sign one of their items. But, Leber isn't in at Robert Bennis Elementary in Brandon to talk football.More >>
More than 60 percept of students don't eat breakfast daily, that's according to the American College of Sports Medicine. So, what's being done to change this statistic?More >>
Friday, March 7 2014 4:19 PM EST2014-03-07 21:19:12 GMT
Cattle ranchers and law enforcement in the American West are fighting a tough new battle to protect the herds -- keeping meth addicts from stealing their cows and selling them to finance their drug habit. CattleMore >>
Cattle ranchers and law enforcement in the American West are fighting a tough new battle to protect the herds -- keeping meth addicts from stealing their cows and selling them to finance their drug habit.More >>