Fear of Violence Prompts Rescheduling of Football Game

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) _ School officials have rescheduled a high school football game in Stamford because of concerns about possible retaliation for the killings of two men last weekend.

Stamford Superintendent of Schools Joshua Starr told The Advocate newspaper that city police requested that Friday’s game between Stamford and Brien McMahon high schools be played earlier in the day because of safety concerns.

The game is now set for 3:30 p.m. Friday at Boyle Stadium, instead of 6 p.m.

Thirty-one-year-old Donta Wilkes of Stamford and 20-year-old Michael Patterson of Norwalk were shot to death in Stamford Saturday. No arrests have been made. Police say some people want to retaliate.

The Hour of Norwalk reports that last year’s Stamford-McMahon game in Norwalk was marred by several fights.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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