Homecoming Game Ends Suddenly

Panic broke out in the home stadium tonight with 3:41 to go in the third quarter of the Red River homecoming game against Lakeview. Sheriff’s deputies tried to control the rush to the exits while asking fans what had happened.

Several rumors were being passed around. The Journal is withholding the contents of them until proper authorities can determine what triggered the panic.  Sheriff’s deputies and school officials were also trying to obtain what started the panic.  More on this after officials sort out what happened.

Sheriff’s deputies and Coushatta Police officers were directing fans out of the stadium.  Other officers later searched the stadium for any evidence of what started the panic.

At 9:08 pm, Athletic Director Norman Picou took to the PA mic and informed remaining fans to clear the stadium. After the initial panic subsided the remaining fans left quietly.  Fans were orderly once clear of the stadium and most left within a few minutes.

Players from both teams were sent to their locker rooms as the panic broke out in the stands.  They were held there while they changed out of their uniforms and arrangements were made for them to be picked up by family.

More on this developing story as information becomes available.

Note: Game ended at 3:41 of third quarter


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