UIL notified about brawl that ended local high school basketball game

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WACO, Texas (KWTX) The University Interscholastic League has been notified about a brawl Tuesday night at Midway High School in the final minutes the Midway-University High School basketball game that brought the cross-town matchup to an abrupt end.

A University player was called for a hard foul which led to pushing and shoving.

The benches cleared as both sides engaged in the brawl which lasted for about 30 seconds.

Coaches responded quickly to separate the players.

Police were also called.

Officers from Waco and Hewitt got the crowd under control.

Hewitt police sent two officers to the school.

Chief Jim Devlin says no one was hurt or arrested and no complaints have been filed.

Officials called off the game and sent both teams home.

According to Midway ISD public information officer Traci Marlin, Midway’s coaches and athletic director will review video of the incident and then decide if any suspensions are in order.

At this point it doesn't look like the non-district game will be rescheduled,” she said.

"It could be rescheduled for goodwill purposes, but at this point there are no plans to do that."

The UIL could also call for suspensions after it investigates.

The 6A Midway Panthers were leading the 5A University Trojans by about 20 points when the fight broke out.