Unidentifiable Patterson High football players were involved in a fight after a racial epithet was directed toward the team as players exited the field toward the locker room area, police said. No players were implicated or charged because they could not be identified due to their football uniforms and equipment, according to police.
A 14-year-old Auburn boy directed the epithet at the team, and a skirmish began. Police found one of the offender’s friends on the ground after they broke up the fight, according to reports. A female juvenile was seen being loaded by stretcher into an ambulance nearby.
The boy who spoke the slur is not a student at Placer High, and neither was his friend, according to police, but the 14-year-old has been directed to a juvenile probation program because the fight was started at a school facility, police indicated.
Patterson High School Principal Dave Stubbs called the incident unfortunate but had no other details on the incident.
Attempts to reach Nick Marchy, the Patterson High head football coach, have been unsuccessful.
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