DATELINE: ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A fight broke out in the stands during a game between Evangel Christian Academy and visiting team Cottonwood Classical Preparatory School.
According to police dispatch reports, a woman rooting for Evangel became frustrated with a Cottonwood fan because she was being obnoxious and refused to sit down. Police say the Cottonwood fan pulled the Evangel fan’s hair and scratched her face. That’s when the Evangel fan punched her.
Albuquerque PD says the Cottonwood fan then punched the other woman’s dad when he tried to break up the fight before more fans jumped in. Police say by the time they got to the school, the fight had been broken up, and most of the fans were gone. No charges have been filed.
The fight, which apparently did not include any players or coaches, occurred early in the second quarter of the non-district game, and about 10-15 fans were involved, one source who was at the game told the Journal. – Albuquerque Journal
New Mexico Athletics Association’s motto has been “Compete with Class,” due to past unruly fans.