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Racial harassment filmed at a Northern California girls’ football game between Buchanan High School and Oak Ridge High School

CLOVIS, Calif. — Another incident of alleged racial slurs was reported at a state championship game involving a local high school football team.

The coach is calling for change and a tougher response from the state’s sports organization.

The incident occurred during an away Division 1 championship game between Buchanan High School and Oak Ridge High School in the Sacramento area.

Two Buchanan High School football players were heckled by racist noises as they went to take their shots on goal.

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A student from the Oak Ridge side made monkey noises when Ciara Wilson, an African-American soccer player from Buchanan, approached the ball.

Moments before, a person was barking like a dog when a Hispanic player kicked him.

“The reality is if we don’t talk – if we don’t say anything, if we don’t watch the video of what’s going on and say it’s absolutely disgusting, then what do we do?” said Jasara Gillette-Myles, head coach of Buchanan’s women’s soccer team.

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El Dorado Union High School District also released a statement saying in part “This incident disgusts our learning community and embarrasses our entire school. There is no place for this type of individual behavior anywhere in society. This individual does not represent the values ​​of our school, district or community.”

And the CIF issued a statement saying in part that it “finds it unacceptable that those who attend a game take away all the hard work that student-athletes have put in to participate in a championship event. The CIF prohibits discrimination or any disrespectful or demeaning act toward a member school, student-athlete, or school community.”

Oak Ridge and CIF say there is an investigation to find the person responsible.

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