Camden-Pleasantville to finish game at Eagles stadium after shooting interrupted mathchup

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Camden-Pleasantville to finish game at Eagles stadium after shooting interrupted mathchup

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Camden-Pleasantville to finish game at Eagles stadium after shooting interrupted mathchup

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Note: This story has been updated with the death of the 10-year-old, who had been in critical condition as of original publish.

The Camden-Pleasantville high school football game, which was halted because of a shooting in the stands in the third quarter last Friday night, will be concluded at Lincoln Financial Field on Wednesday at 4 p.m., per a release from the NJSIAA.

The Central Jersey Group 2 semifinal was suspended with about 17 minutes remaining in the game.

“The NJSIAA would like to thank many of our member schools that offered their assistance, including the Black Horse Pike School District for its willingness to step in to host this game on such short notice and under difficult and unusual circumstances,” NJSIAA executive director Larry White said in a statement.

“It’s extremely unfortunate that a senselessly violent act has impacted this game, and there will certainly be a wide range of emotions along both sidelines. However, thanks to the Eagles’ generosity and community spirit, Pleasantville and Camden student-athletes and their families will have an opportunity to write their own ending to this game. They’ll compete on a world-class stage, sending a clear message that violence will not win.”

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Three fans were injured in the shooting, including a 10-year-old boy who was left in critical condition and died Wednesday. Six were charged in connection with the incident, including Alvin Wyatt, 31, who was charged with three counts of attempted murder.

Each high school will be provided a defined number of passes to the game, which are specifically for players’ parents and family members.

The game will be closed to the general public.

The sectional final will be played on Nov. 30 at the home field of the highest seed remaining. No. 2 Cedar Creek made the title game with a 50-10 victory over Bernards on Saturday.

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