FHSAA investigating bench-clearing brawl between Madison and Taylor County football teams

Published: May. 24, 2021 at 12:31 PM EDT|Updated: May. 24, 2021 at 1:22 PM EDT
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PERRY, Fla. (WCTV) - A huge fight between the Madison County and Taylor County football teams was caught on camera and sent to the WCTV newsroom.

The fight happened during a spring game between the teams on Friday night. The Taylor County School District, Sheriff’s Office and Florida High School Athletic Association are investigating the fight.

The fight starts after a Madison County offensive lineman and a Taylor County defensive player were interlocked after the lineman picked up a block on a run play 20 yards into the backfield after the ball carrier was already tackled. During the scuffle, the Taylor County player removes the MadCo offensive lineman’s helmet, and more Madison County players come to help the lineman as shoves and punches are exchanged.

Immediately after, the Taylor County bench cleared to enter the fray, while several Madison County coaches held players back and went to midfield.

Taylor County Superintendent Danny Glover is not commenting on possible discipline against students or staff, pending the findings of the investigation. Glover says he’s not aware of any injuries on Taylor County’s side. It’s unclear at this point if any Madison County players were hurt in the fight.

Glover says the investigation is active and school resource officers who were at the scene are looking into whether there were any criminal violations.

WCTV is working to obtain more information from the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office and Madison County’s superintendent.

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