Report: Damascus High School football program broke rules by conducting out-of-season practice

WASHINGTON (FOX 5 DC) -- The Damascus High School football program is being questioned again.

According to a letter sent to members of the Damascus community Tuesday night, an out-of-season practice took place at Damascus High. It happened last month and involved returning football players as well as coaches.

This is against the rules, according to the letter.

It comes after JV football players at Damascus were accused of raping one teammate with a broomstick and attempting to rape others in the school's locker room last Halloween.

That led to the principal's resignation and the athletic director being replaced, but for the most part, the team's varsity coaches remain untouched.

According to the letter, both Damascus' varsity and JV football teams will now forfeit their first games of next season.

It remains to be seen, however, whether the coaching staff will face additional scrutiny as well.

The program is already on what's called probationary oversight because of what happened on Halloween.