Their sidelined players were were banned from Saturday night’s game after being charged with assaulting two students from Wayne Valley High School in October.
The players were suspended based on accusations that they beat up two students from rival high school Wayne Valley following an October house party.
Attorneys for the players argued the case before Administrative Law Judge Ellen Bass in Newark. Bass upheld the suspensions and will forward her finding to the state’s education commissioner for a final decision.
The school board voted to suspend the Wayne Hills players for their role in an alleged fight last month involving students from Wayne Valley.
Early Friday morning, the school board reportedly voted unanimously to allow the boys to take the field in the playoff game against Paramus.
That nine players charged in a vicious attack against two teenagers, with one victim unconscious on the streets of Wayne, were allowed to play left residents divided.