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Published: Oct 29, 2013 10:00 AM EDT
Updated: Oct 29, 2013 2:43 PM EDT

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Cypress Lake High School fired head football coach Dale More Tuesday following what it called “an unfortunate display of unsportsmanlike conduct” by his players during Friday’s game with Mariner.

More, a 1994 graduate of Cypress Lake, was in his second season as the Panthers’ head coach and finished his tenure with a 1-17 record. Assistant coach Patrick McCarthy will take over on a interim basis for the final two games of the season.

Twenty-six Cypress Lake players are suspended pending an FHSAA review of Friday’s game against the Tritons, which officials ended with 3:06 remaining because of consecutive unsportsmanlike conduct penalties by the Panthers. A number of Cypress players had to be restrained from going after their opponents following the game, which Mariner won 17-16.