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Team halts year to shield last 12 players

Updated: October 20, 2011, 1:01 PM ET
Associated Press

MORRILL, Neb. -- Having 12 players on the football field typically prompts a penalty flag.

For a western Nebraska high school whose football team hasn't won a game since 2008 and was outscored 243-32 in five games this year, it resulted in the cancellation of its season Tuesday after its 18-player roster dwindled to 12.

The Morrill Lions suffered four season-ending injuries this year and two other players moved away.

The Lions' starting quarterback broke a hand and another player ...

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