State police responded to the Appoquinimink High School athletic complex on three separate occasions on Sunday, regarding incidents related to a youth football tournament.
As a result of reported fighting, the remaining games were canceled.
The first response was made at approximately 12:50 p.m. for the report of a fan becoming disorderly toward a referee. Upon state police arrival, the situation had been resolved, as the fan in question had already left the complex. The referee was not assaulted and had resumed officiating another game, and desired no further action be taken.
The second and third responses, made at 2:01 p.m. and 6:07 p.m. respectively, were regarding fights on the field between players, with state police being assisted by both New Castle County Police and Middletown police. Upon police arrival, the fights were no longer in progress and all parties had been separated.
Following the third response, event organizers, at the direction of state police, canceled the remaining games. The officers on scene monitored the complex as it was cleared without incident.
There may have been injuries, but they weren’t reported to state police. There were no arrests as a result of the three incidents.
This was a multi-state youth football tournament organized and hosted by MOT Youth Football and Cheer.