Watch: Video emerges of controversial Dunbar-Belmont football game with plays even odder than described

The OHSAA punished Dayton Public Schools’ athletic department with fines and three years of probation this month.

The issues stem from Dunbar’s Oct. 28, 2016 football game against Belmont. In the third quarter, there was a brief stretch where Dunbar started intentionally trying to lose the game.

EXPLAINER - DUNBAR COACHES: ‘We were told to lose’

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The game video above picks up just before a Dunbar sideline huddle in which players were told that a star teammate was ineligible, meaning if Dunbar won, they would have to forfeit.

ANNOUNCER: I’ve never seen anything like that

Dunbar coaches have said they were told moments earlier by athletic directors to lose the game, and they were forwarding that message to the players.

Dunbar is in blue, and Belmont is in red. The video, shot by Dayton Public Schools students, comes from the district’s DPS-TV archive.


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