Video shows Dunbar High School attempting to lose game to Belmont
DAYTON, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) - Footage has been released from the game that put all Dayton Public Schools on probation for three years.
"So both these teams a little sloppy coming out in the second half," the commentator on Dayton Public School TV said.
See several Dunbar players were visibly upset over something their coach said to them, and when the ball was snapped, the Dunbar quarterback just lobs it to a Belmont player.
Dunbar even points to the endzone to get the player to run.
"I'm sort of confused as to what's going on," the commentator said.
The refs called a delay of game, but then the quarterback rolls the ball to Belmont's defense.
"I don't know what Dunbar is doing," the commentator said.
Another flag from the refs for intentional grounding, before the refs sent both teams to the sidelines.
"And the officials asking for both head coaches to come out to midfield," he said.
So what happened?
The Ohio High School Athletic Association said Dunbar's coaches met with DPS's Athletic Administrator Mark Baker at the half.
OHSAA also said Dunbar told its players to try and lose the game on purpose, so the school would not have to report using an ineligible player and another DPS would qualify for the playoffs.
The state said it doesn't know who gave the order to lost the game.
"I'll be honest with you, I've never seen anything quite like this," the commentator said.
It got so bad, the refs stopped the game in the third quarter, warning the coaches to tell their players to play the game right or the game would be called.
There weren't anymore issues after the refs met with the coaches.
Dunbar forfeited its week 9 and 10 games for using an ineligible player and missed the playoffs.