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Published: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 @ 2:59 PM
— The OHSAA punished Dayton Public Schools’ athletic department with fines and three years of probation this month.
The issues stem from Dunbar’s Oct. 28, 2016 football game against Belmont. In the third quarter, there was a brief stretch where Dunbar started intentionally trying to lose the game.
EXPLAINER - DUNBAR COACHES: ‘We were told to lose’
The game video above picks up just before a Dunbar sideline huddle in which players were told that a star teammate was ineligible, meaning if Dunbar won, they would have to forfeit.
ANNOUNCER: I’ve never seen anything like that
Dunbar coaches have said they were told moments earlier by athletic directors to lose the game, and they were forwarding that message to the players.
Dunbar is in blue, and Belmont is in red. The video, shot by Dayton Public Schools students, comes from the district’s DPS-TV archive.
MORE ON DPS, OHSAA
Published: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 @ 9:51 AM
— The ice hockey team at Florida’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School won a state title Sunday, 11 days after a gunman killed 14 students and three teachers at the school.
Stoneman Douglas senior Joey Zenobi told WBBH-TV that the team was playing for the victims of the Valentine’s Day shooting.
“We came into the game knowing we had to give it our all to get the win, and that’s what we did,” Zenobi told the news station. “This wasn’t for us, this was for the 17 victims. We played for them.”
Some team members dyed their hair yellow in honor of Joaquin Oliver, a friend of theirs who died in the Feb. 14 mass shooting.
“We almost didn’t even come here, because we didn’t know if we wanted to play or not,” senior Ronnie Froetschel told WBBH-TV. “I’m just glad to be alive.”
The fourth-seeded Eagles upset top-seeded East Lake High School in an elimination game Sunday before routing Tampa’s Jesuit High School 7-4 later in the day to win the Lightning High School Hockey League Tier 1 state title, according to ESPN.
Officials with Jesuit High School congratulated the Stoneman Douglas team on Twitter after the win.
“The SD players endured unimaginable tragedy at their school, and now they will bring a state title back to their grieving community,” school officials said.
Congratulations to Stoneman Douglas, the Tier I hockey state champions with a 7-4 victory today over Jesuit. The SD players endured unimaginable tragedy at their school, and now they will bring a state title back to their grieving community. #AMDG https://t.co/joT6kGc0g2— Jesuit Tampa (@JesuitTampaFL) February 25, 2018
Stoneman Douglas senior Matthew Horowitz told WBBH-TV that the team was awarded 17 medals, one for each player on the ice. He said the team plans to bring the medals back to the school to honor each of the 17 shooting victims.
The ice hockey league is sponsored by Statewide Amateur Hockey of Florida, according to ESPN.
Published: Saturday, September 30, 2017 @ 11:53 AM
SEVIER COUNTY, Tenn. — A high school football player was ejected Friday night after he body-slammed a player from the opposing team to the ground.
A video clip that captured the wrestling move was posted on Twitter.
This really just happened at the Sevier County/Gibbs High School football game in TN tonight! Are we in the WWE or High School football??? pic.twitter.com/EtwenPQWXT— Jonathan Crompton (@jcromp8) September 30, 2017
The game was between Gibbs High School and Sevier County. After a play, a player from Sevier County picked up a Gibbs player and body-slammed him to the ground.
The player who ended up on the ground was not injured, the Knoxville News-Sentinel reported.
The player who committed the infraction was ejected and by rule, will have to sit out the next game.
Sevier County's coach told the Knoxville News-Sentinel that his player lost his composure, and that the game had been physical on both sides.
Published: Monday, September 25, 2017 @ 5:41 PM
We’re at the halfway point of the high school football regular season.
Here are five games to watch in Week 6:
Centerville at Wayne
You always circle this one on the calendar, but this year could be really special.
»RELATED: Week 5 recap
»RELATED: Last week’s power rankings
The undefeated Elks have answered every challenge through the first five weeks. The Warriors have bounced back from a season-opening loss with four straight wins, though they were pushed to double overtime before prevailing at Northmont last week.
The Warriors have won the last two games in the series, 45-8 and 56-17.
Miamisburg at Fairmont
A couple of teams coming off losses last week. For the Firebirds, it was their first of the season when they failed to find the end zone at Beavercreek.
Meanwhile, Miamisburg is riding a two-game losing streak with successive losses to Wayne and Troy.
Covington at Miami East
The Vikings made a huge statement on the road last week, scoring 50 points at previously unbeaten Bethel.
After starting the season on a three-game skid, Covington has won back-to-back games. The Buccs are showing signs of once again being a contender in the Cross County Conference race.
This is the Touchdown 7 Arbys Game of the Week .
Valley View at Bellbrook
Unbeaten Valley View scooped up a boatload of playoff points with a convincing 34-3 win at home against Franklin last week.
The Spartans will have to do more than just show up at Bellbrook. The Golden Eagles have won four in a row after a season-opening loss.
Anna at Marion Local
Just another battle of unbeaten in the Midwest Athletic Conference, but this time it’s the final two unbeaten teams in the toughest league in the state.
Marion Local hasn’t been scoring a lot of points this season, but the Flyers defense has held four of their five opponents to less than 10 points.
Anna is averaging 40 points per game.
Published: Saturday, August 26, 2017 @ 11:05 AM
BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — A bug problem has ruined the football field at a Florida high school, prompting this week’s game to be played elsewhere.
Friday's game at Satellite High School in Brevard County against Eau Gallie High School was moved to Melbourne High School.
Officials said the problems were caused by mole crickets, a common turf grass pest.
The school district said it saw signs of the mole crickets in the spring and they did a preventative treatment.
Over the summer, the school installed new track and sprinklers were shut off.
Parents in the Touchdown Club, a booster group for the football team, said they expressed concerns about doing that so close to football season.
They said they saw brown spots on the field last month. A turf expert from a golf course came out to look at it and said it's the worst case of mole crickets he had ever seen, parents said.
“My heart breaks, and I feel bad for the senior football players. (They) played in this program for four years and potentially might not have a home game,” said parent Bert Gamin.
The district said by that point, there were adult mole crickets that are very hard to get rid of and more treatments failed. The non-native insects tunnel underground and eat the roots and shoots of the grass. The district said the field was too dangerous for a game, so the game had to be moved. The district has been rolling out new dirt so they can, at some point, try to grow new grass.