VIDEO: Police use pepper spray to break up high school football brawl

Posted at 12:28 PM, Sep 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-16 15:28:37-04

A police officer used pepper spray to break up a brawl between players immediately after a high school football game in Henderson, Nevada.

Capt. Ken Young of the Clark County School District Police Department says the officer went onto the field at Basic High School to end the fight Friday night between players for Basic and Canyon Springs.

Canyon Springs won the game 20-15.

"When the sides were separated, players on both teams were tended to by staff as they screamed in pain, eyes burning," Jesse Granger wrote for

Referees assessed at last 35 penalties during the game. Many were for personal fouls or unsportsmanlike conduct after the play, and four Canyon Springs players were ejected.

Young says the incident is under investigation.