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A high school football game between Snow Hill and Washington was suspended on Friday following an in-game brawl.

In the third quarter, around 8 p.m., with Snow Hill leading 21-0, an out-of-bounds hit on an Eagles player led to a back-and-forth between the two teams that quickly turned physical, Sgt. Robert Trautman of the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office, said.

“That got to the point where some of the players from both teams that were off the field joined the event on the field,” Trautman said. “The administration, the school staff and the officials on the field were able to resolve that. At the same time, our deputies were there with Snow Hill police. Some people did come off the (bleachers) to join in. Our staff prevented that from happening.”

School officials cleared the field but the game was called with 8:55 left in the quarter.

Four other police departments responded to the incident — Pocomoke, Berlin, Department of Natural Resources and the Maryland State Police.

Trautman said neither injuries nor arrests resulted from the fracas.

Officials from Worcester County Public Schools declined to comment while the incident is still under investigation by the Board of Education.

This story appears in the print version of Ocean City Today on Oct. 15, 2021.

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