TROTWOOD — The Trotwood Rams, winners of the 2019 Division III high school football championship, will not be defending their title because the Trotwood-Madison City School District on Friday announced that all sports and extracurricular activities will be suspended for the first nine weeks of school.
"Our number one priority is to ensure the health and safety of all students," the district said in a prepared statement released Friday.
"At this time, the current health status leads us to believe that this is the course of action. The decision allows us to monitor the health status, plan effectively and make adjustments as necessary. We remain hopeful that the COVID-19 cses in Montgomery County will decrease to the point that we can consider resuming our full athletics and extracurricular programs."
On Dec. 7, 2019, the school won its third state football title when the Rams defeated Mansfield Senior, 14-7, at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium.
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