Thu., October 20, 2011 8:46am (EDT)

Brawl Prompts Football Security
By Associated Press
Updated: 3 years ago

AUGUSTA, GA.  —  
A brawl involving two Georgia high schools is prompting the Richmond County school district to change its security policies for games.(photo courtesy Julia Fredenburg)
A brawl involving two Georgia high schools is prompting the Richmond County school district to change its security policies for games.(photo courtesy Julia Fredenburg)
A brawl involving two Georgia high schools is prompting at least one other school district in the state to change its security policies for games.

The Augusta Chronicle reports that the Richmond County Board of Education has amended its policy for post-game security and will now have two public safety officers on the field during the traditional handshake after athletic events.

Authorities say the officers will then follow each team to their locker rooms.

The policy change comes after Warren County High School Coach David Daniels was beaten with a football helmet as he and his team returned to their locker room after Friday's 21 to 2 win over Hancock Central in Sparta.

Daniels said in a statement that concern for him and his family has been overwhelming.