Fight erupts after Southern-UAPB game

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Witnesses said it was complete chaos on the field after a massive fight broke out between players for Southern University and the University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff following their game Saturday night.

The fight broke out just seconds after another heartbreaking loss for the Jags. The scene was pandemonium, according to witnesses. Players jumped on top of each other and punched each other in the heads. Some players used their helmets as weapons. Authorities quickly used pepper spray to subdue the situation.

Authorities said no players or coaches were charged, although one fan was arrested. Both teams said no players or coaches were injured.

"Coach Coleman and I were congratulating each other on a well played football game," SU head coach Stump Mitchell said. "Both sides had some mistakes."

UAPB's head coach Monte Coleman had a different version of what happened.

"I didn't see anything," Coleman stated. "I had pepper spray in my eyes."

Officials from both universities said they will continue to review the video as part of an ongoing investigation.

The brawl marked the second in two days involving teams from the Baton Rouge area. Players from Parkview Baptist and Baker got into a heated fight during their game Friday night. Earlier this summer, Woodlawn and Plaquemine did the same during a scrimmage.

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