Cypress Lake High football team presses on
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FORT MYERS, Fla. - The game goes on for a Southwest Florida football team making headlines for a homecoming game fight.
After being slammed with heavy penalties from state investigators the Cypress Lake High School football team faced the challenge of competing without 27 of it's players and former head coach Dale More.
4 in your corners Katie Jones explains how the team and fans are moving forward .
She sat in the same stands on the same field she's been watching her son play on for 4 years but Nancy Fisher said Friday's Cypress Lake senior night isn't exactly what she hoped for.
"It is a little bittersweet because there are other seniors that we thought would all be out here together but I'm just proud of our guys that are here tonight." Fisher said.
Fisher's son was only one of four seniors able to play at Friday's game vs lemon bay. The others suspended after the Florida High School Athletic Association slammed the team with hefty penalties and fines after a fight broke out during last week's homecoming game.
But parents said despite the dispute, they couldn't be more proud of the team's progress.
" For us it is really about just getting back out there and showing everyone that we are a bunch of good guys and good team." Fisher said.
Newly appointed cypress lake Athletic director David Wasson said lessons have been learned and the team and school is pushing forward.
" It has been tough its been a challenge but I know that everybody is now moving forward and looking forward to the last two weeks of our season as we can and being one as a family." Wasson said.
The team has been put on probation through the end of next season which means if anything like this happens again they could face expulsion . They also can't compete in a championship game till 2015.