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Security Beefed Up At Warren County - Hancock Central Football Game

By Michael Miller

Dawn Hixenbaugh has lived in Warren County for 15 years. She's been a Warren County Screaming Devils fan ever since she moved there.

"They really play good and fair and I know other schools do too. So we enjoy the games," she says.

Friday night, as Warren County faced off against Hancock County High School, the scene was a bit different than last year's game. After last year's brawl, school officials made the necessary precautions to make sure a fight wouldn't happen again.

Hixenbaugh says, "I was really shocked. I didn't think our teenagers were capable of doing something like that. A game is a game. If you lose you learn from it. If you win, you know, be humble and not throw it into anybody's face."

Xavier French and Antonio Gibson were at last year's game when the fight happened, in fact, French was playing for the Hancock Bulldogs when the fight broke out.

French says, "I mean. It was crazy. Like it came out of nowhere. I just seen madness. I stayed away from it."

At Friday night's game, police could be spotted at just about every corner of the stadium. School officials also split up the Home team fans from the visiting team's fans. Green tickets were for Warren County, red tickets were for Hancock County.

Gibson says, "I don't think nothing is going to go down. Security is pretty deep. And I think their coach gave them a pep talk about don't worry about what goes on tonight, just stay focused on the game. And don't try to cause no drama. So I think everything is going to be secured and pretty well. It's going to be a good game."

A tense night for Hancock County and Warren County football fans.

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