SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – It’s been a long-standing rivalry in high school basketball.
The Springfield Central Golden Eagles and Holyoke Knights faced off again on Monday night. Dozens of fans alike packed the gym at Central High School in Springfield to watch the teams battle it out.
Back in January, a game between the two schools ended abruptly after a fight broke out. That game left many, including the mayor of Springfield, hoping history would not repeat itself.
“Sometimes, emotions run high,” Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno said. “I think that there’s an understanding about mutual respect. All it takes unfortunate times, one person to say something or do something, to start something.”
Mayor Sarno told 22News no other issues have taken place since.
Springfield Central won with a final score of 98-45.