Lawsuit is filed by former Warren County football coach

Warren County High School Coach David Daniels stands for the playing of the National Anthem prior to the start of football action between Warren County and Washington Wilkes at Warren County High School Friday evening October 21, 2011. No penalty was called.


The Warren County High School head football coach badly hurt in a fight after his team’s 2011 win at rival Hancock Central High School has filed a federal lawsuit against the Hancock County School District, three off-duty Hancock County sheriff’s deputies who had been hired to provide security at the stadium and the Hancock player he says hit him in the face with a helmet.

After the Oct. 14, 2011, game, which Warren County won 21-2, the Warren players were locked out of the visiting locker room, and a group of more than 30 Hancock players attacked the Warren players, Warren County Superintendent Dr. Jean Carey said at the time.

“Our players had nowhere to go, and felt like they had to defend themselves,” Carey said.

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