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HS football coaches brawl after close game

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  • Football rivalry game ends with fists flying
  • Coach involved put on administrative leave
HS football coaches brawl after close game

High school football is underway across the country. The Friday night tradition usually unites communities rooting their team to victory.

But for Alabama rivals Cullman County and Walker County high schools, the biggest hits happened after the final whistle sounded. The first game of the season ended with a brawl between coaches after Walker lost to Cullman by three points. The Daily Mountain Eagle called the loss “emotional.”

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The fight, which was caught on camera, shows two coaches yelling at each other briefly. Then it appears to show Walker's head coach John Holladay charging Cullman's defensive coordinator Matt Hopper.

The video shows some of the players getting involved, but most tried to break up the fight or keep the teams separated.

Holladay, who is on the board of the Alabama Football Coaches Association, has been put on administrative leave.

A school board representative says it has no plans to discipline Hopper. Photos show his face was swollen and bloody after the fight.

Alabama high school association is now looking into the fight.

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