Police: Two hospitalized after stabbing at youth football games

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – A stabbing took place Saturday afternoon at youth football games in Youngstown.

Youngstown Police were called to Kirkmere Elementary, where games were taking place for the United Football League, which is for kids ages 6-13. Witnesses said two adults were stabbed, while League President Nate Armstrong said the altercation occurred by the restrooms and that he didn’t know who the men were.

Police said the victims were transported to St. E’s and are listed in stable condition.

Armstrong cancelled all games for the rest of the day, as there were two-and-a-half games left to be played. He added that he’s not sure what’s next for the league, which originally had its Super Bowl scheduled for next weekend.

“The children and the organization were doing what they were supposed to — having a good time and playing football,” Armstrong said. “It seems like there’s always that one or two that try to spoil it for the masses and gives us all a black eye when all wasn’t involved.”