Suspected gang fight halts game in Rocky Mount

With Rocky Mount leading Wilson Hunt 28-14 in a big Homecoming conference game in Rocky Mount, the game was temporarily suspended after a suspected gang fight broke out in the stands. The Gryphons were dominating the game on the ground but Hunt had drawn closer late in the third quarter after a 50-yard TD pass when the fight erupted. Police chased perpetrators across the field during the fight. School administration members were called onto the field. After numerous arrests were made, play resumed with a 90-yard Rocky Mount kickoff return that was called back by a penalty. Then Hunt connected […]

With Rocky Mount leading Wilson Hunt 28-14 in a big Homecoming conference game in Rocky Mount, the game was temporarily suspended after a suspected gang fight broke out in the stands.

The Gryphons were dominating the game on the ground but Hunt had drawn closer late in the third quarter after a 50-yard TD pass when the fight erupted.

Police chased perpetrators across the field during the fight. School administration members were called onto the field.

After numerous arrests were made, play resumed with a 90-yard Rocky Mount kickoff return that was called back by a penalty.

Then Hunt connected on yet another 50-yard TD play to draw to within a score at 28-21 with 10 minutes left in the game.

Despite extra security being brought to the stadium and in the stands, a second fight broke out with about 6 minutes left in the game.

Members of Gang Enforcement were among the security called to the stadium, which was highly populated for the important game.

RM wrapped it up with a 75-yard run with five minutes left although Hunt scored late as the Gryphons won 35-28.