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The Yukon high school football stadium is under 24-hour video surveillance, but it was students' cell phones that captured images of the antics out in the parking lot and those images have some parents worried the rivalry has gone too far. The Yukon high school football stadium is under 24-hour video surveillance, but it was students' cell phones that captured images of the antics out in the parking lot and those images have some parents worried the rivalry has gone too far.
YUKON, Oklahoma -

This first Friday night slate of high school football games features some major rivalries, but perhaps none hotter, in a literal sense, than the Yukon-Mustang matchup.

The traditional clash of neighboring school districts has been known to pump up the respective student bodies and produce good-natured high jinx, but most agree some Yukon students went too far Thursday night.

The Yukon high school football stadium is under 24-hour video surveillance, but it was students' cell phones that captured images of the antics out in the parking lot and those images have some parents worried the rivalry has gone too far.

"They are holding up our flag, burning it," said Jeremy Miner, describing the incident captured in a series of photos.

Not long after a school-sanctioned pep rally at Yukon high, students began posting images of the football players burning a Mustang flag. The images went viral.

"They are wearing their football jerseys and everything," lamented Miner. "It's going too far."

Miner says he never envisioned that the rivalry would come to this.

"It makes me worry about the safety overall," Miner said.

Miner's children play football for the Mustang Broncos, and he says they enjoy the traditional clash with the Yukon Millers. He worries, though, that good sportsmanship is being threatened by a malicious prank.

"It's going to incite some violence, if it continues to go that route," Miner said.

Yukon parents have similar concerns.

"When you start being negative and destroying things that belong to someone else, and you start putting that much negative energy on yourself," said Jenifer Berry. "That just points a bad finger at yourself."

Berry has kids in Yukon schools. She says she's all for the rivalry, but says the flag burning is too extreme.

Yukon School officials agree. A school spokesperson says the district apologized to Mustang, as soon as they learned about the incident Friday morning, explaining that the offending students are not representative of the student body as a whole. They say the students involved are being disciplined.

Now, with 13,000 people expected to attend the game itself, the schools are working together to make sure its a friendly competition, The game set to be played in Mustang, and both Yukon and Mustang police officers will be present.

'Leave it on the field," said Berry, "and see who does it on the field and that really determines who's the best.

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