In a game that simply got away from the Burroughs High School varsity football team during the second half against Serrano High School, things got out of control between the two teams on the last play of Burroughs’ homecoming game on Friday night

With the Diamondbacks leading the Burros 41-6 as time expired on a Burroughs kickoff return, BHS senior Bryson Hertz was seemingly hit late out of bounds by a Serrano player along the Burroughs sideline.

A melee then broke out between both Burroughs and Serrano players on the dirt track behind the sideline, which required both teams to be separated following a chaotic end to the game by police officers, referees, and coaches.

Due to high tensions, the traditional postgame handshakes between the two teams were abandoned.

As for the game itself, the Burros (0-8, 0-3 Mojave River League) got off to a very impressive start and kept the heavily-favored Diamondbacks (6-2, 2-1) in check the entire first quarter and into the second quarter. Burroughs scored first, its only points of the game, on an interception returned for a touchdown by senior defensive back Marco Hernandez.

After Burroughs led 6-0 at the end of the first quarter, Serrano kicked things into gear and outscored the Burros 21-0 on offense in the second quarter.

Down 21-6 at halftime, Burroughs could not sustain any drives on offense and had a very difficult time keeping the Serrano offense from converting on third down.

Up next, Burroughs will play its final road game of the season this upcoming Friday night against Sultana High School. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.