LEBANON, Missouri- Very little information was released by the Lebanon R-3 school district in the wake of an alleged September 1st incident involving the football coaching staffs of the Yellowjackets and Camdenton Lakers.
Witnesses say post-game celebrations became physical after words were exchanged.
The release by the Lebanon district did not identify the parties involved but said they did not condone the actions by two coaches which reportedly resulted in their ten-day suspensions.
“Emotions often run high when the Yellowjackets face the Camdenton Lakers in sporting events due to our longstanding rivalry.
The Lebanon School District does not condone the events that transpired after Friday night’s (Sept. 1) football game, and continues to encourage good sportsmanship from our athletes, coaches, and fans. The Lebanon School District has worked in conjunction with the Camdenton School District to review the incident, and has taken appropriate action,” the statement read.
Lake News Online reports that Camdenton Superintendent Dr. Tim Hadfield said, “There were some behaviors directed towards our coaching staff that did not embody positive sportsmanship.” Hadfield went on to say that since the matter involved personnel, he could not comment further but indicated the two schools had worked together to resolve the situation.
The disciplined coaches could not attend a game or practices.