Wolcott Football Team Forfeits Senior Night Game Over Locker Room Damage - NBC Connecticut

Wolcott Football Team Forfeits Senior Night Game Over Locker Room Damage

Wolcott school officials say senior night was postponed and a game forfeited after players vandalized an opponents' locker room.

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    Wolcott High Forfeits Senior Night Football Game

    Wolcott's football team has forfeited Friday's game after no one from the team would come forward and claim responsibility for vandalism in an opposing school's locker room.

    (Published Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018)

    Wolcott High School will not be playing their big Senior Night game tomorrow after the superintendent said some players vandalized their opponents' locker room.

    Superintendent Dr. Anthony Gasper told us that after a thorough investigation, they are confident multiple football players vandalized the locker room at St. Paul High School in Bristol during a game last month. They caused substantial damage.

    He said the school gave the players who were involved several chances to take responsibility for their actions. Gasper said only two players came forward. School officials said they believe others were involved, but they never came forward.

    As a result, he said the team has forfeited tomorrow’s varsity and junior varsity football games against Sacred Heart High School/Kaynor Tech. It’s also Senior Night, their last home game of the season, where they normally honor seniors with a ceremony.

    In a letter sent home to parents, Gasper said the senior class football team and the cheer team will now be recognized at their Thanksgiving game at Holy Cross. Seniors in the marching band will be honored at a boys’ basketball game in February.

    Gasper said the investigation is not over. They will continue to look into the actions of the coaches who were charged will supervising the players at the time.

    Parents who spoke to NBC Connecticut said they understand the schools actions, but they’re disappointed that all players who were not involved are being punished.

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