EDGEWATER — When coaches say players should fight until the very last whistle, they’re probably not talking about it in the literal sense.
But that’s exactly what happened at a Colorado high school boys soccer game Wednesday night.
With only about a minute left in a matchup between Jefferson (Edgewater, Colo.) and Lake County (Leadville. Colo.), a huge brawl broke out between the two teams that forced the referees to call the game early.
In total, the referees handed out four red cards–two to each team.
Coaches and parents ran onto the field at once to break up the scuffle, which lasted roughly a minute with several punches being thrown on both sides.
Minutes later, the teams still exchanged post-game handshakes after the coaches were able to cool off their players.
The game ended with Jefferson edging Lake County 4-1.