LONG BEACH, Calif. - Mater Dei and Servite met in the CIF South Section Division I title game for the first time, a matchup decades in the making for the rivals.
Fans and parents from both teams filled the stands at Veteran's Stadium in Long Beach for the much-anticipated game.
Beyond the excitement of Mater Dei's 27-7 victory over Servite, there was a lot of discussion about the hazing allegations surrounding Mater Dei.
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The family of a former player for Mater Dei High School's football team is suing in a civil lawsuit, alleging he suffered a brain injury in a team hazing ritual called "Bodies." In that ritual, two players allegedly repeatedly punch each other until one surrenders.
The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in Orange County Superior Court, accuses the team's head coach, Bruce Rollinson, of having a dismissive attitude about the alleged hazing.
Rob Wigod, the Commissioner of Athletics for the CIF Southern Section told Fox 11 that the allegations are "serious" and will "need to be addressed."
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