Police are asking for the public’s help as they investigate a fight that broke out at the end of a high school football playoff game between Jennings and Plaquemine last Friday night.
The fight began when players from both teams shook hands at the end of the game on Friday night (November 11), according to deputies from the Iberville Parish Sheriff’s Office. Jennings defeated Plaquemine 28-25 in the playoff game, but authorities are still working to get more information about the fight and gather as much evidence as possible.
Although no major injuries were reported, parents and eyewitnesses who attended the Jennings vs. Plaquemine playoff game described the harrowing scene that unfolded.
In a report by KPLC, Jeff Davis Ward School Superintendent John G. Hall released the following statement regarding the incident.
Regarding the attack on our Jennings High School player and our touchline staff, I have contacted the Superintendent of the Iberville Community and we are working closely to help with the investigation. We are working with the Iberville Sheriff’s Department and providing them with our video, our investigation and all of the evidence from the altercation. The LHSAA is also actively investigating the attack on our player and staff on the touchline. We have already contacted LHSAA about the incident and are in daily communication with them and will continue to work hand-in-hand with them as we await disciplinary action once their investigation is complete. We anticipate that criminal charges may be pending.
The LHSAA is scheduled to investigate the incident along with local authorities.
As their investigation continues, IPSO MPs are asking anyone with video of the fight to contact them at 225-687-5100. The community of Iberville is working with the Jennings Police Department to gather more information about the incident.
We will update this developing story as more information becomes available.
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