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Video: Brawl After High School Football Game: Crowd Pepper-Sprayed, 2 Arrested
A high school football game in Rancho Cucamonga Saturday night ended in a wild brawl with cops pepper-spraying the crowd and two people getting arrested, CBS 2 reports. One student was taken to the hospital after being pepper-sprayed.
Police were already on the scene because of the heated rivalry between the two schools, Los Osos High School, where the game was held, and Rancho Cucamonga High, who won the game.
Only about 15-20 people were fighting, witnesses told CBS, but hundreds more kept the security and police from breaking up the brawl.
Ibrahim Aboud, a Los Osos student who recorded the scene on his cell phone, said, "One of the security tried coming in, while [the students] were trash talking, but none of the kids would let them get through. [The students] wanted to see a fight. So they put up a fight against security." He said he was pepper-sprayed in the face by police.
One of the reasons tensions run so high is that Rancho Cucamonga does not have its own stadium, but uses the one at Los Osos. Rancho Cucomonga charged the rival students $5 to park in their own lot, who can usually park there for free.
"People were saying, 'How is Rancho going to charge us for parking when it's our own school?'" said Aboud.
The Sheriff's department and high school officials told CBS they had adequate security for the game.