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St. Paul prep football game suspended after 'physical altercation' between players

The incident occurred during a game between Harding-Humboldt and Johnson High School.
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ST PAUL, Minn. — A prep football game in St. Paul was suspended after a "physical altercation" occurred between players near the end of Wednesday night's game, according to school officials.

The incident occurred during a game between Harding-Humboldt and Johnson High School.

St. Paul Public Schools officials confirmed the altercation, saying they're investigating the situation and working with the Minnesota State High School League to determine what to do next.

When reached for comment, a spokesperson from St. Paul Public Schools released the following statement to KARE 11:

Due to the behavior and response of players and coaches in both programs, a significant number of ejections were made in Wednesday’s Harding/Humboldt versus Johnson football game. In coordination with the Minnesota State High School League, we determined multiple Code of Conduct violations occurred, resulting in suspensions that will prevent both teams from participating in post-season section play.

This one-game suspension will not negatively impact our student-athletes’ participation in winter sports.

Our school communities, including principals, athletic directors and coaches, are committed to coming together to make this a teaching moment for our student-athletes and to model good sportsmanship moving forward.

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