Two fathers, whose children attend , were cited for disorderly conduct Wednesday afternoon after an argument turned into a physical fight at a boys' lacrosse game.
One parent was treated by at the scene, police said.
Lansdale Police did not release the names of the two men because "both parents, though cited for their actions, had the sense to step away from the field and out of view of the other adults, and more importantly, from the students playing on the field."
Both fathers are in their early 50s, police said. One lives in Jenkintown and another lives in Jamison, Bucks County.
Police said the dispute was over which of their children was better suited to play a particular position for the team.
Police responded to a call for a disturbance at Lansdale Catholic High School during the lacrosse game between Lansdale Catholic and Archbishop Wood.
Officers spoke to the two men, and found they had become involved in a physical fight with each other after words were exchanged between them, police said.
Both parents stepped away from the field and continued their verbal exchange out of view from the students and parents by the playing field, police said.
The disagreement turned physical, with both parents suffering minor injuries, police said.
A witness to the altercation confirmed both parents' version of the events, police said.