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Another NY school cancels last football game, cites hazing

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ELDRED, N.Y. (AP) — Officials in a rural school district in upstate New York say they’ve canceled the varsity football team’s season finale over hazing.

Eldred Central School District Superintendent Robert Dufour says the team will forfeit Saturday’s game at Sussex Tech in Sparta, New Jersey.

District officials say they became aware of the hazing allegations Monday.

Officials at the school, about 100 miles northwest of Manhattan, immediately launched a probe into the misconduct and say they determined fully clothed football players had been pushing their genitals into the face of others and sitting on teammates’ faces.

Dufour says no one was harmed physically, but the acts “were not harmless in intent.”

Hazing by players on high school teams in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, and Sayreville, New Jersey, resulted in their seasons being canceled. Seven Sayreville players are also facing criminal charges.