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First Hamburg football game since fight

By Jennifer Joas, Reporter, JJoas@wfmz.com
Published On: Sep 13 2013 09:30:33 PM CDT
Updated On: Sep 14 2013 04:13:43 AM CDT

Loyal fans filed into the Hamburg football stadium ready for another Friday night game.

HAMBURG, Pa. -

Loyal fans filed into the Hamburg football stadium ready for another Friday night game. The excitement was in the air despite last week's game where starting Hamburg quarterback Joe Cominsky belted an opponent in the head with a helmet.

"I thought maybe he went over the top a little bit. But then again, we only see what the video tape shows. We do not have any idea what lead up to that incident," said Hamburg alum Richard Delong.

This is the first Hamburg football game since the fight.

"I am hoping it does not play out today and I am hoping the tensions are lowered and that the spirit just comes back for football and no negativity," said Hamburg alum Betty Dries.

Fans we spoke with say last week's incident will not be swaying their support for the team.

"Like most of the Hamburg fans, you still want to support your players but yet you are kind of like, oh my god, I cannot believe it was one of our kids that did that. And it was just an unfortunate situation. He got caught up in the moment," said Hamburg alum Richard Mason.

"You cannot be so negative that you just drop your support for them because maybe supporting them more, they will realize that it was not the right thing and you can guide them into the right way," said Dries.

Neither the school nor the South Annville Township Police have announced whether Cominsky will face a penalty for the fight.