Cleveland-area team forfeits season opener after suspensions

Football file. (WDTN Photo)
Football file. (WDTN Photo)

MENTOR, Ohio (AP) – A high school near Cleveland is forfeiting its football season opener after suspending several players.

Media outlets in Cleveland report the school has been investigating possible hazing during an overnight summer football camp in July.

Lake Catholic High School in Mentor confirms that it has forfeited its game against Toledo St. John’s Jesuit that had been scheduled for Saturday night.

The school says several players were suspended for one game. The school’s principal says in a letter that it won’t tolerate actions by students or staff members that are contrary to its values and character.

Most high schools around Ohio kick off the football season this weekend. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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