LAKE OSWEGO, Ore. — The Lake Oswego High School football team has forfeited its game Friday night against No. 3 Sherwood, the school announced Tuesday night.
A number of players violated team rules, and the Lakers were not going to have enough players for this week’s hyped showdown, the Lake Oswego School District said in a statement.
“An investigation conducted by Athletic Director Brigham Baker and Assistant Principal Brian Crawford at Lake Oswego High School has determined that some members of the football team are in violation of team rules. The number of players involved and the disciplinary consequences they have received will require forfeiture of the varsity football game on October 16. The team will continue to practice and will resume its game schedule on October 23.”
Lake Oswego suspended 10 players for the first four games of last season for a violation of team rules.
The forfeit will drop the Lakers to a 3-4 record this season. Lake Oswego started the season 3-0 and reached as high as No. 5 in the state’s media poll top 10 rankings.
The Lakers will return to the field Oct. 23 when they host Newberg.
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