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No charges filed after fight following Charter Oak/Rancho Verde football game

By in Press Enterprise on November 25, 2017

By Beau Yarbrough

The drama of a CIF-SS Division 3 semifinal football game in Moreno Valley didn’t end when the clock ran out on Friday night.

Covina’s Charter Oak High School lost their only game of the season to Rancho Verde High School, 41-22.

But after the game, tempers flared between parents, school security and some Charter Oak players, leading to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department being called in to keep the peace.

Just leaving Rancho Verde, police were called in to clear everything out. Fight didn’t involve Charter Oak vs. Rancho Verde players. What I saw was security arguing with parents on the field waiting for players. Once pushing started, melee started, and some CO players jumped in.

— Fred J. Robledo (@SGVNSports) November 25, 2017

No charges ended up being filed, Riverside County sheriff’s Deputy Armando Muñoz, a department spokesman, said Saturday.

“It wasn’t a brawl,” he said. “There was an altercation after the game, where some parents were involved. No one was arrested, no one asked to have charges pressed.”

Fight after wasn’t between Charter Oak and Rancho Verde players, broke out after an incident with security and Charter Oak fans that turned ugly. Didn’t see who started it, but players involved. https://t.co/k15IdpRPdR

— Fred J. Robledo (@SGVNSports) November 25, 2017

The Charter Oaks Chargers were escorted to the team bus afterward as a precautionary measure, according to Muñoz.

The Rancho Verde Mustangs advance to the CIF-SS Division 3 football championship game against La Cañada’s St. Francis High School. It’s St. Francis’ first championship game in 53 years.

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