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With 9 Players Sidelined, Wayne Hills Wins Championship Game Saturday

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(credit: CBS 2)

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WAYNE, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – Despite being down nine players, Wayne Hills High School wins a state championship football game against Old Tappan Saturday.

Their sidelined players were were banned from tonight’s game after being charged with assaulting two students from wayne valley high school in october.

The school won at the Meadowlands, 15-12.

The teens had filed a lawsuit to be allowed to play, but their efforts were shot down by a judge and the State Department of Education.

LISTEN: 1010 WINS’ Steve Sandberg reports

On Friday, New Jersey’s acting education commissioner upheld the suspensions of the nine high school football players who are accused of beating up two students of a rival school at a party in Oct.

The players, eight juveniles and one adult, face assault charges stemming from the fight.

Speaking exclusively Saturday to 1010 WINS, the mother of one of the accused insists her son did nothing wrong. The teen’s mother says he should’ve been allowed to play.

“His and everybody else’s names are going to out there tonight. They’re juveniles, you’re supposed to protect that,” she said. “That’s the one thing we were trying to argue with the Board. Until you have the facts of this case, which you don’t, how can you punish these children? Ours in particular because we’ve already proved to you that he was not there.”

Attorneys for the players had argued they were punished without due process and that at least two of the players weren’t even involved in the alleged attack.

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