SEVERE WX : Winter Weather Advisory View Alerts

A shooting interrupted a New Jersey high school football playoff game. The teams will get to finish at the Philadelphia Eagles stadium

Article Image

Police have charged five men in connection with a shooting at a high school football game in Pleasantville, New Jersey, that injured one adult and two minors.

Posted: Nov 16, 2019 9:45 PM
Updated: Nov 18, 2019 8:30 PM


The last 17 minutes of a New Jersey high school playoff game interrupted by gunfire last week will be made up at Lincoln Financial Field Wednesday, thanks to the Philadelphia Eagles.

The shooting took place in Pleasantville, about an hour outside Philly, at the end of the third quarter of the game between Camden and Pleasantville high schools. Three people -- one adult and two minors -- were injured and five people were charged in connection with the incident.

The New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA), the governing body for the state's high school sports, wanted to finish the final minutes of the game at a neutral site.

'The Philadelphia Eagles have offered to host the suspended Pleasantville H.S. / Camden H.S. football playoff game at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, November 20, at Lincoln Financial Field,' said Larry White, NJSIAA executive director, in a statement.

Each school will get a specific number of free passes for players' family members, White said. The game will be closed to the general public, but streamed live and free of charge on NJ.com.

White said it was unfortunate violence affected the outcome of last week's game.

'Thanks to the Eagles' generosity and community spirit, Pleasantville and Camden student-athletes and their families will have an opportunity to write their own ending to this game,' White said. 'They'll compete on a world-class stage, sending a clear message that violence will not win.'

The Eagles will release more information on the game Tuesday, according to a NJSIAA news release. CNN reached out to the Eagles organization Monday night, but has not heard back.

Article Comments

Utica
Overcast
39° wxIcon
Hi: 34° Lo: 36°
Feels Like: 34°
Oneonta
Overcast
35° wxIcon
Hi: 34° Lo: 35°
Feels Like: 28°
Herkimer
Overcast
39° wxIcon
Hi: 33° Lo: 36°
Feels Like: 34°
Thendara
Overcast
39° wxIcon
Hi: 30° Lo: 31°
Feels Like: 34°
WKTV Radar
WKTV Temperatures
WKTV Severe Weather
Click here to learn more about A Healthier Mohawk Valley
23 courses for only $79.99
Stuff the Bus Locations
Home Free Contest
Flood Coverage