Nine football players have been charged with aggravated assault after attacking two students on Urban Club Road Saturday Oct. 29, Police Chief John Reardon said.
The players, including star senior receiver Andrew Monaghan, 18, were charged Tuesday night, Reardon said; the other eight are juveniles.
responded to a call about a loud party at about 10:20 p.m. Saturday on Urban Club Road, Reardon said. When officers arrived, they discovered the victims, one of whom was unconscious and in the street, the chief said.
The victims were taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Wayne.
Reardon said the boys were walking on Urban Club Road when the Hills students drove up in an SUV and perhaps another vehicle, got out, and assaulted the Valley students.
Wayne Hills, a seven-time state football champion, is scheduled to play Vernon in the first round of the North 1, Group 3 playoffs tomorrow night in Wayne.
Wayne Hills football coach Chris Olsen and principal Scot Beckerman could not be reached to see if the players will play in the game.