Football, soccer players scuffle at St. Francis

LORETT0 – State police at Ebensburg are investigating a Sunday morning incident at a St. Francis University-owned apartment building on St. Joseph Street.

The incident occurred at about 2 a.m. as football players and soccer players from St. Francis got into a verbal and physical altercation, police said.

Five students – two soccer players and three football players – were directly involved in the incident, said Marie Young, university spokeswoman, even though state police said about 100 people participated in the altercation.

Two students were injured in the off-campus incident and were treated at Altoona Regional. The other three students were sent home pending an investigation.

Young would not release the names the students involved.