(9-3-19) According to Milford athletic director Aaron Zupka, the football game between Dayton Dunbar and Milford will go on as scheduled at Milford this Friday night at 7 p.m.
The game with Milford was in question after a Dunbar defensive player in the 2nd quarter of last week’s game with Roger Bacon head-butted an official. The game was called at that time by the officiating crew.
OHSAA Executive Jerry Snodgrass in a statement to Cincinnati TV station WCPO –
“In the coming days, we will continue to work with Dunbar High School and Dayton Public Schools regarding this incident. This is a very serious incident and we will investigate it to the fullest extent possible. Dunbar and DPS have fully cooperated since the game ended and at this point it appears to be an isolated incident from one student-athlete.”
In his statement Snodgrass did not mention that Dunbar, previous to the head-butting incident, had been called for three unsportsmanlike penalties, in a game that did not make it to halftime. Plus, two weeks earlier a Dunbar-Stivers boys soccer game was ended early by referees after a fight broke out, leading to the ejection of one player from each team.
Both Dunbar and the Dayton Public Schools are presently on probation for previous incidents,
Dayton Public Schools Superintendent Elizabeth Lolli released a statement Sunday to the Dayton Daily News –
“The Dayton Public Schools are dealing with the student who chose to behave in a manner unbecoming of DPS athletes. The Dayton Public School District extends a sincere apology to the referee involved in the incident, as well as the Roger Bacon and Dunbar athletes, referees, coaches parents and spectators who were not able to play in or watch the event.”
Lolli in a statement on Tuesday about the player involved in the incident –
“I can’t tell you whether there actually was discipline with any student. If there is an infraction, we have a policy that regulates that. We do have disciplinary code of conduct language that addresses assault.”