By Kyle James  |  10-15-2017   News
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A high school football game came to an abrupt end when the coach of Moncton high school's football team in New Brunswick, Canada said he was forced to forfeit the game. The coach cited several of his players had suffered head injuries and were showing signs of concussion as the reason for the forfeiture.

Marcel Metti is the coach of the team that forfeited, the École L'Odyssée Olympiens, and he says nine of his players received blows to the head significant enough to warrant hospital visits in many as a precaution. Metti did not confirm how exactly the players were injured saying, "I'm not going to get into that. It's part of the football game," but he did say he spoke with the referees and the coach of the opposing team, the Titans', about the forfeiture. The Titans were leading the game 35-0 and the École L'Odyssée Olympiens forfeit halfway through.

The coach of the Titans' insists his team was playing by the rules and no penalty's were issued for any wrongdoing by any of the Titans' players. The Titans' coach also said if any of their players were injured it was because their coaches failed to prepare them. He went on to say, "They were outmatched, that's as simple as it was. That's how football is."

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Source: http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/new-brunswick/football-game-head-injuries-olympiens-titans-1.4355765

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