Rivalry football game in Pueblo ends after fight; 2 volunteer coaches suspended

Cannon game in Pueblo
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Published: Sep. 23, 2022 at 9:59 PM MDT|Updated: Sep. 27, 2022 at 6:17 AM MDT
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PUEBLO, Colo. (KKTV) - A high school football game ended early after a fight at the end of the first half on Friday. On Monday, KKTV 11 News learned several players and two volunteer coaches are facing suspension.

The Pueblo South Colts were playing against the Pueblo East Eagles at Dutch Clark Stadium in a rivalry known as the “Cannon Game.”

With one minute left in the second quarter, players from both teams began fighting on the sideline. It isn’t clear what prompted the brawl. East High School was leading 23-0 at the time of the fight.

Later Friday night, East High posted on Facebook saying they were awarded the Cannon after the game was halted by referees. South had been disqualified because of the sideline incident.

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