Footage reveals altercation that led to Sanderson football coach arrest


Footage released by Presidio County reveals the altercation at a Marfa versus Sanderson football game that sent the Sanderson coach to jail. 

According to the affidavit obtained by BIG 2 / FOX 24, a fight broke out between both teams on September 7, during the football game. 

During the altercation between players from both teams, 61-year-old Sanderson coach David Donnell is seen running to the group. 

In the video, Donnell is shown removing one Marfa football player from the group. 

Donnell is then seen grabbing another Marfa football player by the front of his jersey and pulling the 17-year-old to the ground. 

After the fight was broken up, authorities on the scene went to both team’s camera operators to see if they recorded the alleged assault. 

The Sanderson camera operator had no footage; however, the Marfa operator had a clear shot of the assault.

Once they reviewed the video, Marfa authorities took Donnell into custody around 10:03 p.m. 

Donnell is facing an Assault charge, which is a Class A Misdemeanor. 

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