CHICAGO (AP) — Parents of players on a Chicago high school football team have filed a lawsuit, claiming a parent of an opposing player wore a referee uniform and influenced the outcome of the game.

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The Simeon Alumni Association and parents of Simeon Career Academy players filed the lawsuit last week against the Illinois High School Association. Simeon lost a Class 7A quarterfinal game, 34-27, to Nazareth Academy, a high school in La Grange Park.

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The lawsuit says a parent of a Nazareth player wore a referee uniform and influenced calls that were made by the officiating crew at the Nov. 10 game. Attorney Shay Allen says a complaint was also filed with the Illinois High School Association.

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IHSA assistant executive director Matt Troha declined to comment.

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