Pensacola High football games moved after fights and shooting threats

Fighting and a possible shooting threat last week at a Pensacola High School football game have caused lingering safety concerns among Escambia County Public Schools officials, prompting administrators to reschedule school hours. future games.

Two upcoming Pensacola High football games will be moved from Friday nights to Saturday mornings.

The football game between Pensacola High and Tate High originally scheduled for Friday, September 2, will now be played at 9 am on Saturday, September 3 at Tate High.

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Washington High School's Michael Richardson (No. 8) attempts to get past the Pensacola High School defense during the 2022 season opener on Aug. 26.

The following weekend, the Pensacola High vs. Pine Forest High originally scheduled for September 9th will be played the following morning at 9am on September 10th.

“At this point, to err on the side of caution, we’ve talked to the city and county and we’re not going to take any chances. We just want to make sure everyone is safe,” said school district spokesman Cody Strother. .

The fights that prompted the scheduling changes occurred in the Aug. 26 matchup between Pensacola High and Washington High, which was played at Washington High.

“It was some of our students and then some people from different neighborhoods, not from any particular neighborhood,” Strother said.

Pensacola police responded to the incident

Pensacola Police Department spokesman Greg Gordon confirmed that police responded to the incident.

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