- Associated Press - Friday, October 17, 2014

DUNKERTON, Iowa (AP) - A plan by some Dunkerton High School players to boycott a football game has prompted officials to forfeit the match.

District Superintendent Jim Stanton told the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier (https://bit.ly/1sZ5n3d ) on Friday that some students decided to boycott the game to show support for another player who was suspended.

At a Thursday school board meeting, officials stood by a decision to impose an in-school suspension on the player because of his role in a fight. Another student involved also was disciplined.

Dunkerton, which plays eight-man football, will forfeit the game against Don Bosco High School.

Stanton says the decision to forfeit was made because of concern that with fewer players, those who did play would be at greater risk of injury.

Dunkerton is about 10 miles northeast of Waterloo.

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Information from: Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, https://www.wcfcourier.com


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