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Superintendent: Football Fight Not in the Spirit of High School Athleticism

Hampton Bays Superintendent Lars Clemensen responded to Friday's incident.

Hampton Bays Superintendent Lars Clemensen, this week, responded to an incident in which members of the Hampton Bays and Southampton football teams fought during a friday night game, which resulted in player ejections and an early end of the game.

"These events were not in the spirit of high school athleticism and sportsmanship and we take them very seriously," said Clemensen, superintendent. "The administration and coaching staff from both districts have been working together to address the incident and make plans for future contests between the two schools so that all players and spectators can enjoy what should be a healthy and competitive rivalry between the school communities."

Clemensen said he could not provide any specifics as to student discipline isince discipline is not typically disclosed.

The game, according to 27east, was called with Hampton Bays leading 34-0. 

This is not the first time the area has seen a rivalry among football teams. with hitting at 17-year old Bellport boy in the head with a baseball bat on the grounds of the East Quogue Elementary School after a football game between Westhampton Beach and Bellport. Police reported that some 40 teens were involved in the altercation, however, the Westhampton Beach School District could not confirm if any of its players were involved.

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spectator October 03, 2012 at 06:20 PM
Who schedules a Hampton Bays-Southampton game for a Friday night? For years these team could not even play each other due to fights. Poor decision's not just on those involved in the fight but administration as well.
Erica Jackson October 03, 2012 at 07:15 PM
Doe DAndrea said via Facebook, "Well said Lars!"

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