• Massive brawl breaks out at local high school basketball game

    By: Jacque Masse

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    SHELBY COUNTY, Tenn. - Parents are concerned after a huge fight broke out at an Overton High School basketball game.

    Video shows that the fight broke out between the Overton Wolverines and the Sheffield Knights on Friday.

    A spokesperson with the school district told FOX13 they are looking into this situation. 

    The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office said no arrests have been made and no reports were filed.


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    Basketball players from Overton and Sheffield High School are seen throwing punches.

    The fight broke out during the girls’ varsity basketball game on Friday night. Video showed one player getting picked up as she tried to fight back.

    SCSO said the fight was separated by coached and other school officials.

    Footage showed the deputies at the game trying to keep students calm.

    Parent Bill Ashmore told FOX13, “I guess the kids wanted to show off, it doesn’t make any sense.”

    Here’s a statement from Shelby County Schools – 

    The District is reviewing the situation that occurred at Friday's game at Overton High. The Security Department will be meeting with District officials in Athletics, Policy and other departments to discuss ways to prevent disruptions like this in the future and ensure the safety of all athletes and visitors in attendance at sporting events.

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