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Seminole-Daleville (Ala.) game stopped in third quarter after ugly brawl

Photo by Danny Aller

Photo by Danny Aller

DONALSONVILLE -- Seminole lost to Daleville, Ala., 28-13, Friday night in a game-that was shortened because of a major fight in the third quarter.

According to Seminole coach Alan Ingram, with 3:34 left in the frame, after a bad snap by the Indians (3-2), a Daleville player picked up the ball and began to run with it before a Seminole player tackled him. One thing led to another, and the benches started to clear after a Daleville player hit a Seminole player in the back.

"The crazy things is that neither team (was agitated) up to that point," Ingram said. "It just kind of exploded."

The referees called the game after some of the skirmish spread to the stands.

"We'll just have to send the tape to (GHSA) and see what they decide," Ingram said. "The rules clearly state that if you get off the bench, you sit out the following game."

Daleville gets the victory after jumping out to a 21-7 lead at halftime .

"They had a very good football team, nothing like the score indicates," Ingram said. "We didn't play (well) and it just means we have to go back and regroup and find out why we weren't ready to play."

The Indians will definitely have a lot to think about before they face Mitchell County next week.

"I'm just glad we got out of it with nobody getting hurt," Ingram said. "We're just disappointed and we let ourselves down and didn't perform."