Muir Football Game in Northern California Stopped, Called After Brawl Erupts

Published : Saturday, September 1, 2018 | 5:44 AM

In Hayward, California, Muir coaching staff talk to Mustang football players after their game against Stellar Prep was stopped by referees when a brawl erupted. Image via Twitter

The football game between John Muir High School and Stellar Preparatory School in Hayward, California Friday night was stopped and called by referees when a brawl erupted towards the beginning of the third quarter.

Hayward police were called to the field at 9:06 p.m., according to Hayward Police Dept. spokesperson Gina Palermini.

By the time officers arrived, she said, the teams were separated and the scene was under control. There were no injuries.

A tweet on John Muir High School’s official Twitter account acknowledged “the game ended on a sour note.”

“Nevertheless,” it read, “in the end, both teams came together to repent and amend for their actions.”

At the time of the fight, the Mustangs’ star quarterback, Brian Love, had two touchdowns and the Muir held a 29-6 lead.

In spite of the big lead at the time the game was called, Muir football head coach Antyone Sims said he doesn’t know what CIF is going to do about the outcome.

The Mustangs could be awarded the win to move to 2-0 on the season, or both teams could be penalized.

The Mustangs were coming off a victory at Charter Oak in week zero and hadn’t played since then because they had a bye on August 24.

Early on, Muir saw one of its players ejected for fighting, but they composed themselves as a group and took control of the game.

But as the third quarter got underway, according to those from Muir, Stellar Prep players took several cheap shots after plays and did a lot of talking, despite the fact that they were trailing by 22 points.

After what some from Muir described as “one too many cheap shots” after the play, a full-scale brawl broke out and the referees called the game.

As of midnight on Friday, the Muir coach, players and families were left guessing as to what will happen next.


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