Trotwood-Madison parents concerned over racist incident

Trotwood Madison High School (Photo WDTN/Kris Sproles)

WAPAKONETA, Ohio (WDTN) – Trotwood-Madison High School parents are concerned over racism at a recent football game.

Last Saturday, the Trotwood Rams beat the Wapakoneta Redskins 41-7 in Wapakoneta. Following the playoff game Trotwood parents say Wapakoneta students made racial remarks and wove the Confederate flag.

The Rams have beat the Redskins out of the playoffs three seasons in a row.

One parent who wanted to remain anonymous for the safety of his child said players threw footballs at band members and called them the ‘n-word’.

2 NEWS reached out to Wapakoneta superintendent, Keith Horner and received the following statement via e-mail:

“There were incidents reported and observed at the football game that we most certainly consider unacceptable. When we learned of these incidents, we acted quickly to address the issue if it was possible. We did not learn of all the reported incidents until well after the game.”

We asked if any students would be facing disciplinary actions and Horner responded, “I will not address student discipline due to any legal implications.”


Messages left seeking comment from Trotwood school officials have not been returned. 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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