Oct. 27, 1979
Rivalry rears its ugly side
The football rivalry between Denfeld and Central
high schools spilled into the streets Friday, according to Duluth
Police said a rented truck carrying about 75 Central
students was stopped on its way to Denfeld Friday afternoon, and
officers confiscated several clubs and chains from the youths. The
students were then dispersed.
Incidents of egg and bottle throwing also occurred
in the Denfeld area.
Slogans were spray-painted on sidewalks around Central over several
nights, police said.
On Wednesday night, an old Volkswagen body was
placed in front of Central’s main entrance. Police caught
one person and issued a ticket for littering, according to detective
Maki said no charges had been filed in the incidents.
“If you can get if defused, you’re
satisfied,” he said.