Cannon Game ends early after brawl on the field, East declared winner
PUEBLO, Colo. (KRDO)-- The 47th Cannon Game between Pueblo South and Pueblo East ended early following a fight between the teams.
According to our Sports Reporter who was at the game Friday night in Dutch Clark, the game was called. East won 23-0.
Watch what happened on the field below:
Despite East being declared the winner, the cannon will not be given out at this point.
Aaron Bravo, the Athletic Director of D60, said that after meeting "as a group" it was decided to not give out the cannon since it was "not in the best interest of this crowd."
Bravo said the cannon exchange will occur at a different time. Cheers could be heard from the East side after the announcement. South's side was all but vacant.
Pueblo East announced as the winner. Cannon will not be Given out tonight. pic.twitter.com/AUdoJbdGlU— Danny Mata KRDO (@DannyMataJr) September 24, 2022
Bravo said that there will be a meeting Monday to "look at the whole situation and hopefully eliminate something like this from happening again."
At this time, Bravo is unsure what started the fight but said that appropriate actions would be taken.
Bravo added that clearing the stadium before announcing East as the winner and saying the cannon would not be exchanged was not intentional. They just wanted to make a good decision.