Collier County School District looks into altercation at Immokalee football game
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IMMOKALEE, Fla. - The Collier County school district is now looking into what happened at last week's Friday night football game. Last week, Immokalee High School played long-time rival Naples High School. The game ended with a confrontation.
During tonight's game, Immokalee fans putting the past behind them and hoping for a win.
Andrew Gonzales graduated from Immokalee High School more than a decade ago, but the Friday night lights keep him coming back.
"Support the Indians, my whole family graduated from Immokalee High School. I graduated from Immokalee. My kids will one day graduate from Immokalee High School," said Gonzales.
Immokalee High took on Palmetto Ridge at tonight's game. First quarter, the scoreboard is in the Indians' favor.
"It's a tradition. We've been coming here since the early 90s to the football games," said Gonzales.
Tonight's game is filled with cheers. Last week's game ended with confrontation. Immokalee lost to long-time rival Naples High, 55 to 29 and then things got ugly.
A scuffle happened after the game at Naples High. After the game, some Immokalee football players and at least 1 assistant coach were seen going into the stands confronting fans. There was some pushing, shoving, and even shouting.
The Collier County School District is not commenting on what led to the scuffle, but it is now investigating. The district says one of Immokalee's Assistant coaches is not at tonight's football game. The district is not releasing the names of any student athletes who may be under disciplinary review.
"I got to Palmetto and I heard the coaches and the football players got into a fight with the fans and football players got suspended," said Kacie Petkovich, Palmetto High student.
Fans tonight are disappointed about last week's game, but are now moving forward.
"It's just sad it happened. Student athletics are such a big part of their lives," said Gonzales.