YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Three people were injured, including one who was stabbed in the stomach, during a fight at a youth football game in Youngstown.
According to a police report, four people got into a the fight Saturday afternoon during United Football Youth League games at Kirkmere Elementary School.
Police say one man was stabbed, another man suffered a cut to his head and a woman was punched in the face.
The two men who were attacked with a knife were injured by the same suspect. One was stabbed in the hand and stomach, and the other suffered a cut to his head. The woman who was punched in the face suffered her injuries during an altercation with another woman in connection to the fight where the stabbing occurred.
All three were taken to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Boardman in stable condition.
League President Nate Armstrong said the fight occurred by the restrooms and that he didn’t know who the victims were.
“The children and the organization were doing what they were supposed to — having a good time and playing football,” Armstrong said. “It seems like there’s always that one or two that try to spoil it for the masses and gives us all a black eye when all wasn’t involved.”
The United Football League consists of athletes 6 to 13 years old.
All games Saturday were canceled following the fight, leaving two-and-a-half games left to be played. Armstrong said he’s not sure what’s next for the league, which originally had its Super Bowl scheduled for next weekend.
Police have not named a suspect.