“I thought the punishment was just too harsh,” said Jay Sterling, who attends every game. “We've had situations where other athletic teams within that school have had disciplinary action taken [and] we didn't even know about it outside of the school."
Sterling said there is one game left when the punishment is over, and the players will not get to play because they cannot practice.
"All of the parents made it perfectly known that they don't agree with the behavior of their kids and they don't condone it," said the Rev. Charles Bagley, president of Somerset County's NAACP chapter and advocate parents.
A community meeting will be Tuesday night at the Community Center in Crisfield. Parents and their supporters are meeting the superintendent Wednesday, in hopes of getting the 15-day restriction overturned.