Reaction has been quick and widespread concerning Bishop Sycamore, the mysterious Columbus, Ohio, high school football team that has been facing scrutiny since its nationally televised 58-0 loss on Sunday.
And now the team's season appears to be over. All eight of Bishop Sycamore's remaining opponents have canceled their games with the team.
But Bishop Sycamore isn't going away quietly. On Twitter, the team is soliciting opponents for Sept. 17 and Oct. 8, while also promoting a new online merchandise store. Upper Arlington residents in Ohio have seen the team practicing on local fields.
And Wednesday, Bishop Sycamore quarterback Trillian Harris tweeted a photo of his teammates with a group of what appear to be Upper Arlington students, at least two wearing "Upper Arlington Football' shirts, and captioned it "Fake School" with a black heart emoji.
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Other teammates have also been defensive on social media. Defensive back Devante Jackson tweeted, "With us or against us," while wide receiver Armond Scott posted "What’s understood ain’t gotta be explained."
This follows a week of reports of legal trouble, including invalid checks at a hotel in Canton where Bishop Sycamore played the IMG Academy game, and a request by Gov. Mike DeWine for the Ohio Department of Education to investigate the school.
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