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South Jersey football game featuring Collingswood-Mastery High canceled mid-game

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

A South Jersey high school football game was canceled mid game on Friday night. The game was canceled due to a possible shooting treat.

The authorities became aware of the treat during the third quarter of the game. The game was canceled with a 0-0 score.

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At press time, there is not much information available on the possible threat.

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“It was mass chaos,” Collingswood head coach Mike McKeown said to the Courier Post. “We had no idea what was going on at first.”

The authorities were made aware of the threat of a possible shooting at approximately 9 pm. McKeown said, “[someone] was going to shoot up the place at 9 pm or after the game.”

Those in attendance were asked to leave the facility by the PA announcer. The game briefly continued following the treat before being halted.

“It was a scary moment,” McKeown said. “I was at the Camden-Pleasantville (game in 2019 when a 10-year-old was killed due to gunfire in the stands). I was there. That was scary, this was scary, too.

“We didn’t really know what was going on for a while. We were still playing but then word started to spread.”

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The game was stopped with seven minutes left in the third quarter. Mastery High School of Camden was a last-minute substitute for the game as their original opponent Sterling was not able to play.

Sterling had to withdraw due to a lack of players.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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