Judge ends NY HS football season after violations

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — An undefeated central New York high school football team will not play in Saturday’s championship game after a state appeals judge refused to lift a suspension for recruiting violations.

Skaneateles (skin-ee-AT’-luhs) Central School officials took the case to the Appellate Division, arguing the suspension was too severe and the team should be allowed to play for the Section III Class C title.

Section III’s Athletic Council voted to suspend the team for the remainder of the season after a district investigation found an unnamed coach improperly recruited players from other schools.

A judge on Thursday left the suspension in place.

Head coach Tim Green, a former Syracuse All-American and eight-year NFL veteran, resigned Tuesday night in the wake of the suspension. He has denied any wrongdoing.