Rival Schools Ban Students from All Spring Match-Ups

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The rivalry between two California high schools was so heated during the 2018-19 football and basketball seasons that an unusual precaution has been taken of banning students from attending all spring events involving the two schools.

The only exception to the ban is if a family member is competing in the event, according to a joint statement released by the principals of Los Gatos and Palo Alto high schools.

"For the last few years or so there have been tensions with both the Los Gatos fan base and Palo Alto fan base," Palo Alto athletic director Therren Wilburn said Monday, as reported by The Mercury News in San Jose. "So collaboratively we've tried to have measures in place prior to games, administrators from both sides sending out positive reinforcement to the student bodies and the fan bases.

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