School officials end season for 2 teams after postgame brawl

WILSON, N.C. (AP) - A North Carolina school system has ended the football season for two teams who engaged in a postgame fight last weekend.

News outlets report officials from Wilson County Schools announced Monday they have ended the season for Hunt and Fike high schools even though they both have a game left in the regular season and were contenders for the postseason.

According to a letter signed by principals, coaches and athletic directors from the two schools, the players involved in the fight will also face disciplinary action.

After last Friday's game, a fight broke out between several players as the teams went through the postgame handshake. The school district said sheriff's deputies used pepper spray to stop the fight when coaches and administrators couldn't subdue the players.