FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – St. Thomas Aquinas High School beat Dwyer High School 37-0 advancing to the Class7A regional finals. But instead of exchanging after-game handshakes, the teens exchanged punches.
It all started when a Dwyer player hit St. Thomas' defensive back Asante Samuel, a St. Thomas Aquinas coach said, according to the Sun-Sentinel.
The football field at Brian Piccolo Memorial Stadium in Fort Lauderdale quickly turned violent with police officers and coaches intervening. There was a short moment of peace before a second fight broke out.
Police officers managed to separate the players.