Authorities are considering criminal charges.

The incident took place Friday night, during a game between Hamburg and Annville-Cleona in Lebanon County, Penn., near Harrisburg. During a third-quarter scrum following a fumble, Hamburg senior safety/QB Joseph Cominsky pulled the helmet off lineman Josh Hartman and hit him with it twice before being tackled.


You can see video of the fight at Hartman suffered a laceration on his scalp, but was otherwise uninjured. Cominsky was ejected, as was an Annville-Cleona player who threw punches. Each is automatically suspended for one game.


Police are investigating the brawl, with the police chief saying charges could be forthcoming. "We are looking at one person particularly at this time," he said.

The school district has scheduled a hearing for tomorrow, at which it could enforce its own discipline.