Tempers can flare during youth athletics, but
recent reports that a gun was pulled out during a youth football game has plenty of
Silver Spring Township Police say the incident
happened around 5:45 Sunday evening at Stony Ridge Park.
During a game, an argument started between fans
from opposing teams. The confrontation carried on after the contest. That is
when police say a man went to his car, grabbed and handgun and threatened a
An athletic schedule indicates that a midget
football game between the Cumberland Valley Eagles and York Bears ended during
Dominick Chatman, a representative with the York
Bears said some adults are ruining the games for kids by making them too
competitive. He hopes this incident will serve as a wake up call.
Some share that sentiment.
“Its just a football game. Its just kids having
fun, out there learning a sport….lighten up, ” Susan Thompson from
Police are investigating and told abc27 Tuesday
night they are following several leads in an effort to track down the man who
pulled out the gun.