District Court turns down Ophus' request to play in title game
A state District Court judge Friday declined to issue a restraining order that would have allowed a Big Sandy senior to play in the Class C state championship football game.
"The court is not moved to grant a temporary restraining order and denies it," Judge David Rice said.
Mason Ophus filed a request for a restraining order shortly before 5 p.m. Thursday.
Ophus was ejected from the semifinal game in Wibaux Nov. 9 after officials assessed two unsportsmanlike conduct penalties for his actions in the game. Montana High School Association rules state that a player expelled for two unsportsman...