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Fight at football game could lead to charges

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Students get into altercation after game, police said

By Lisa King

A brawl in the parking lot of Collins High School involving several students after a football game Friday night could lead to charges, sheriff’s officials say.

Shelby County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Gene Witt said that after there were two or three altercations among students from Collins and Spencer County High School after the game.

“Our deputy Ray White was already out there, and when several alterations among fans broke out, he call for backup,” Witt said.

He said the altercations were mostly oral, although one vehicle did sustain some damage, which could lead to a criminal mischief charge. No one was arrested, and no punches were thrown that he knows of, he said.

Witt said he thinks the brawl started because of school rivalry.

The Titans beat the Bears, 38-35, Friday night. They also defeated Spencer County when they played last year.

Collins Principal John Leeper did not say what disciplinary measures would be taken against those students involved in the incidents.

“School officials and local law enforcement worked together closely to respond to the incident on Friday evening after the football game,” he said. “Law enforcement provided appropriate support and our school administration has handled discipline according to the Student Code of Conduct.”