Troopers called as football game turns ugly

WHITEHALL, N.Y. (AP) — A high school football game has been brought to an early end after a melee erupted on the sideline and state police were called to restore order.

The Glens Falls Post-Star reports  that the Class D game between Whitehall and Rensselaer was halted Saturday with six minutes remaining in the third quarter, with Whitehall leading 28-6.

A Whitehall player had just been ejected for a personal foul in a game that had gotten increasingly rough since a second-quarter brawl that nearly cleared the benches. The brawl erupted after Whitehall quarterback Justin Hoagland was taken down out of bounds.

A referee called the contest at the suggestion of Whitehall’s athletic director, Keith Redmond.

Section II football chairman Bob Dorrance said the Whitehall victory stands because the game was called for safety reasons.


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