Torrington football self-disciplines, will forfeit tonights Raider/St Paul football game. The Press Release.
The following is the official statement from Torrington Public School Superintendent Sue Lubomski regarding the school systems decision to forfeit tonight’s Torrington/St Paul football game, scheduled to be played in Bristol.
“Torrington High School holds all its athletes to a high standard of sportsmanship and teamwork.” Lubomski states. “Our THS Athletic Handbook states, “The THS Interscholastic Athletic Program provides a variety of experiences to aid in the development of skills and attitudes that will prepare the student athlete for adult life. THS takes great pride in the success of our athletic teams on the field but does not condone winning at any cost.”
“In fact, under the direction of Head Coach Gaitan Rodriguez, the THS Football Team was presented with the 2015 Western Connecticut Football Association Sportsmanship Award. Recently, it has come to the administrators’ and coaches’ attention that some unsportsmanlike conduct has occurred amongst players on the THS Football team. Therefore, it has been decided that Torrington will forfeit this tonight’s game against St. Paul’s.”
“We are extremely proud of the high expectations Coach Rodriguez has set for our players. We are hoping this action will give the team an opportunity to reflect upon their behavior and display their excellent leadership skills in the future.”
“This decision wasn’t easy. It came after an intensive investigation.” Lubomski said. “However, we feel it was the best decision for our students at this time. We are hoping it can be a learning experience and that our students will work hard to support one another as a team in the future.”