A man swings a hammer during a fight at a youth football match

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Oct. 11 – TRIAD – A man was struck and injured by someone throwing a hammer at people during a youth football game in Kernersville on Saturday morning, and Guilford County Sheriff’s Office deputies have used pepper spray to break up a fight at a Southern Guilford High School football. Friday night game.

Just before 11:15 a.m. Saturday, officers from the Winston-Salem and Kernersville Police Departments and the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office arrived at a game for 6-year-olds at Glenn High School on Union Cross Road after reports reporting fights between adults. Winston-Salem police say the fight started when a man ran across the field to confront the other team. Several adults from both teams started fighting and a hammer prop was used as a weapon by one person.

A man who was hit by the hammer was taken to an area hospital. No information about his injuries has been released, except that they were not considered life threatening.

Several adults had minor cuts and scrapes.

Police say no children playing the game were injured. Law enforcement is asking anyone with information to call the Winston-Salem Police Department at 336-773-7700 or Crime Stoppers at 336-727-2800.

At Southern Guilford High School east of High Point on Friday night, two youths began fighting around 9 p.m., Sheriff Danny Rogers said Monday. After crowds gathered and more joined in the fight, a school resource officer poured pepper spray.

“This successfully ended the fight and dispersed the crowd that had gathered around it,” Rogers said in a prepared statement.

The Guilford County Sheriff’s Office said no injuries were reported from the pepper spray, although both minors reported minor injuries during the scuffle. No further information has been released due to the age of the minors.

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