ESPN Duped into Airing HS Game with Suspect Team

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ESPN’s announcers didn’t know what to make of the high school football game they called on Sunday, as IMG Academy notched a 58-0 win against a Bishop Sycamore team that has little information about its existence.

According to Football Scoop, Bishop Sycamore not only didn’t have the credentials to play a high-profile game on ESPN, but it also apparently played twice in three days, also suffering a 19-7 loss to Sto-Rox (Pa.) on Friday night.

There appears to be a couple football-related Bishop Sycamore Twitter pages, but Football Scoop’s Zach Barnett pointed out that the school’s website is solely focused on football, with the “About Us” section blank and the last post going online in May. Barnett also found that entering the address associated with the school on Google Earth navigates to an office park.

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