Three injured after railing collapses at high school title game
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SAN FRANCISCO —
A victory celebration after a high school championship football game in San Francisco Saturday was almost ruined when the weight of a several dozen spectators collapsed the railing in front of the stands, sending many of them falling to the ground below.
At around 9:15 p.m., fervent fans of St. Ignatius College Prepatory's football team piled on the railing in front of the bleachers at AT&T Park after the team beat its rival, Sacred Heart Cathedral, to win the Central Coast Section Division III finals.
The fans were reaching to greet St. Ignatius players, who were rushing to the stands after their 21-14 win and its second-ever CCS title was official.
Before the team could reach the stands, the railing had collapsed and a few enthusiastic St. Ignatius supporters fell to the ground a few feet away.
Medical personnel at the game reported that only three people suffered injuries, which were minor enough to be treated at the game.
An estimated 12,000 spectators were in attendance during the St. Ignatius' game against Sacred Heart Cathedral. The two teams have been rivals for a 118 years reportedly, but Saturday night's game was the first match between the two with a championship title at stake.
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