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60 people involved in junior high school fight

Monticello School leaders confirm they are investigating a fight at its junior high school football game this week against Hamburg Junior High School. Superintendent Bob Harper says at least 60 people were on the field at the time of the fight, including players, coaches, and parents.
Monticello School leaders confirm they are investigating a fight at its junior high school football game this week against Hamburg Junior High School.

Superintendent Bob Harper says at least 60 people were on the field at the time of the fight, including players, coaches, and parents. Monticello's coach suffered a broken nose, says Harper.

Leaders say it is unclear what caused the fight, but Harper admits there were plenty of frustrations towards the end of the game.

"The Monticello School District regrets the altercation between the Monticello Junior High and Hamburg Junior High football teams last night at Hyatt Field in Monticello. The administrative staffs and coaches of both school districts are working together to decide what action or actions need to be taken to ensure that the incident is resolved and further incidents like this do not happen again," said Harper in a prepared statement.

Hamburg School Superintendent Max Dyson and athletic director Bob Davis did not return calls for comment Friday.
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