Mississippi junior college game called in first half after huge brawl (Video)

Dr. Saturday

A Thursday night game between East Mississippi Community College and Mississippi Delta Community College was called before halftime because of a bench-clearing brawl.

According to the Associated Press, the fight (video: here) occurred late in the first half with EMCC leading a 48-0.

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East Mississippi had a 48-0 lead over Mississippi Delta in the final minute of the first half when both benches cleared and a fight ensued.

An East Mississippi receiver was tackled out of bounds late in the first half. The player was shoved back to the ground while out of bounds, which instigated the fight.

The Commercial Dispatch’s Scott Walters, who was at the game, described the wild scene in a flurry of tweets.

After the situation calmed down, Walters said “athletic and game officials” met at midfield along with coaches, athletic directors and law enforcement before the game was eventually called due to “violent ejections.”

EMCC head coach Buddy Stephens said after the game that the bad blood between the two sides started when an EMCC manager was injured before the game by a Delta player.

EMCC is ranked No. 3 in the country in the latest National Junior College Athletic Association rankings. 

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