Fight shuts down high school football game

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Several brawls broke out at a high school football game between Vallejo High School and Kennedy High School last weekend. 

The referees ultimately stopped the game. 

“This was not a good night for Vallejo,” said Thomas Gase, a sports writer for the Vallejo Times Herald. “Fights were flying everywhere, it was just crazy.”

Gase stated that coaches were trying to calm the team down so that the game could resume but another fight occurred. 

“And the referees were saying, ‘Game over. Game over. It isn’t safe,’” he recalled. 

The Vallejo Unified School District sent the press this statement:

“Vallejo City Unified School District condemns any form of fighting or aggressive conduct during athletic events. In response to this incident, we are actively conducting an investigation. This includes gathering statements from staff members and reviewing video footage recorded during the game. Additionally, we are eagerly awaiting a report from the Tri-County Athletic League.”

Kennedy High School is in the West Contra Costa County School District, which issued this statement:

“The West Contra Costa Unified School District takes the safety of our student-athletes very seriously, and we are disappointed in the outcome of the October 20 game between Vallejo High School and Kennedy High School… We are committed to take all necessary steps to preserve safe and respectful opportunities for athletic play.”


Charlene is a Bay Area journalist who hails from the small community of Fresno. Drawing from her experience writing for her college paper, Charlene continues to advocate for free press and local journalism. She also volunteers in all the beach cleanups she can because she loves the water.