Amador High School Football Team Suspended:- Following the discovery of allegedly inappropriate social media chat among Amador High School football players, the school canceled its game in Sutter Creek shortly before kickoff on Friday. It was forfeited shortly before kickoff against Sacramento Rosemont High.
As a result of Monday’s suspension, Amador’s varsity program has been suspended pending an investigation by Amador County Unified School District. The Amador football team will not practice or play any games in the near future, but the school at Sutter Creek will continue to offer classes.
According to the district, Amador County Unified School District Superintendent Torie Gibson called the chat “disturbing.” The district shared Gibson’s statement with The Bee. An administrative leave has been issued to three Amador employees.
Amador High School Football Team Suspended
According to the statement, “The District is aware of the chat thread associated with Amador Varsity Football.”. The conversational tone of the thread, as well as its content, did not align with what we teach our students or expect from them as athletes.
During the investigation, we would appreciate the community’s cooperation. Students under the age of 18 are involved, so we wish to maintain their right to confidentiality.” The chat allegedly violates Amador High’s school and district policies.
It is stated, under the headline, “Philosophy of Student Athletes,” in part: “We expect the athletes to develop a personal code of conduct consistent with the time-honored values of sportsmanship, scholarship, integrity, commitment, and respect.” As a result of participating in organized team sports, our students will become advocates for their school and community.
In regard to suspensions and accountability, the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section, the regional governing body for high school sports, supports its member schools. Our schools and the students representing those schools are expected to behave in the right way, according to Will DeBoard, the assistant commissioner for the section. According to our motto, we pursue victory with honor. It seems that the schools have discovered something that wasn’t good for their mission as well, and they’re taking action to correct it.
According to Pride athletic director Alex Williams, Bradshaw Christian High School forfeited its junior varsity and varsity football games against visiting East Nicolaus on Sept. 9 due to “inappropriate” dialogue. Players were not suspended, and an official at Bradshaw Christian stressed that the dialogue was not similar to what took place at Amador.
Having enrolled 653 students, Amador is 0-4 this season and has an opening Mother Lode League game scheduled for Sept 30 at Summerville. It was a 0-10 year for Amador in 2021. Recent seasons have been among the school’s best. Amador went 14-2 and reached the state 6-AA championship game in 2016 under coach Bill Barker. The Buffaloes went 10-2 in 2019 under Barker.