Espanola Forfeits Homecoming Game After Fight on Field

The Espanola Valley High School football team forfeited their Oct. 5 Homecoming Game against Bernalillo High School following a fight on the field at 6:23 of the first quarter. The fight erupted near midfield during a punt. The Bernalillo punt returner was tackled immediately. Away from the action, an Espanola player and a Bernalillo player were involved in a shoving match following a late hit by Bernalillo that drew a penalty flag. A punch was thrown and that brought players from both sidelines on to the field, with more coming from Espanola. That was followed by more pushing and shoving with several Bernalillo players ending up on the ground.