NEW CASTLE, Pa. (WYTV) – A big fight on a high school football field Friday night got seven New Castle players and their head coach thrown off the field. It all happened before the first play of the game against Central Valley.
New Castle’s coach and athletic director can’t talk about what happened, but New Castle News sports writer Andrew Koob reported on the incident that started with the football players pushing each other.
Coaches quickly stepped in when things started to get out of control. Then police officers took over to separate the teams. The fight started before the coin toss.
By the time the fight was over, seven New Castle players and head coach, Joe Cowart, was thrown out of the game.
WKBN 27 First News reached Cowart by phone Saturday.
“At this time I have no comment. Until I can really review the film of last night’s game and speak to my administration, my official statement is that I have no comment,” Cowart said.
New Castle’s assistant coach, Don Holl, coached the game after Cowart was escorted off the field. No one on Central Valley’s team was thrown out of the game, and the team didn’t even get a penalty.
Five of New Castle’s players ejected from the game were starters. New Castle didn’t put one point on the score board.
Central Valley won 30-0.