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Fracas after high school football game under investigation

November 27, 2019 GMT

WALLED LAKE, Mich. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the actions of spectators and players that followed a Michigan high school semifinal football game.

The Oakland County sheriff’s office said Wednesday that unsportsmanlike conduct and unnecessary roughness penalties prompted referees to stop Saturday’s game between Almont and Detroit Denby with less than 4 minutes to go.

Cellphone video published by the Detroit Free Press shows shouting between some Denby players and spectators. The sheriff’s office says people were spat on after the game, racial slurs allegedly were used and locker rooms were damaged.

Any findings will be forwarded to the county prosecutor.

Almont (13-0) defeated Denby (10-3) 36-8 and is scheduled to play Lansing Catholic (12-1) Saturday in the state Division 5 finals at Ford Field in Detroit.