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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 unsportsmanlik...


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