Parents, Coaches Brawl On Football Field Following Youth Game

CBS Los Angeles, September 13, 2017

It’s not unusual for violence to break out between teams during a football game.

In the heat of battle, punches land and water bottles are thrown.

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This time the fight was between parents and coaches.

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The high school already told the youth league they don’t want any more games on their property due to the damage to the field and equipment. Moreover, at least one student was hospitalized and a parent suffered a broken eye socket.

“It was just awful. people were socking each other, choking each other,” said Marleen Smith.

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The president of the Jurupa Valley team doesn’t know exactly what started the fight but he said it happened after a coach from the Fontana team threw a water bottle at the ref.

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The league, they say, is supposed to teach the kids about sportsmanship, not combat.

“It’s not to teach them to fight with other people.” said Francisco Lopez.

Parents said some of the coaches need to go.

“I think they should get terminated, I don’t think that’s right,” said Smith.

“They should be thrown out of the league, there’s no need for that,” said Diaz.

The League met Wednesday evening but no official decision was made.

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