Ardmore assistant coach involved in pressbox scuffle

ARDMORE, Okla. (AP) - A fight between Guthrie and Ardmore assistant football coaches broke out in the press box after an Ardmore player was injured late in the third quarter.

Ardmore senior Shawn Smith was injured on a kickoff last night and lay still on the field as paramedics rushed to check his injury. While paramedics examined Smith, an assistant coach from Guthrie, who was in the press box, allegedly celebrated the hard hit.

Ardmore linebackers coach Paul Smith, Shawn's father, and the Guthrie assistant began screaming at each other while media and others in the press box restrained them.

Security guards were called to the press box, where they remained until the end of the game.

Both coaches declined to comment on the incident.


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  • by Gary Location: Guthrie on Oct 6, 2008 at 10:26 AM
    God you media guys always make more of a story than there really is. There was no “fight” in the press box. A players daddy got upset because his son to a big hit. He wasn’t injured… He cried a bit then left the field on his feet. The story should be “The Guthrie Bluejays on a roll to repeat as State Champions”
  • by Texas Location: Texas on Oct 6, 2008 at 08:57 AM
    I am not a fighter but I am not sure but what I would have done the same thing as the Ardmore coach if someone was celebrating my son getting hurt. You can comment on a hard hit but not to where it is being glad someone was hurt. That is poor sportsmanship.
  • by Anonymous Location: Sherman on Oct 5, 2008 at 05:04 PM
    Strike up the theme music from the Benny Hill Show!
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