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School fieldhouse defaced in hours before game

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JASPER, Tenn. (AP) - Marion County school officials said someone has taken a high school football rivalry too far.

On the morning of a game between South Pittsburg and Marion County, administrators arrived to find vandals had defaced the fieldhouse at Marion County High School. The game between the cross-county rivals Friday night will decide the District 6-A championship.

The Chattanooga Times Free Press (http://bit.ly/16suJdf) reports vandals used orange and black spray paint to write vulgarities on the side doors and backside of the fieldhouse.

Marion County school superintendent Mark Griffith said it was "sad that somebody would take a rivalry too far like this."

He says if the vandals are found, they will be prosecuted.

South Pittsburg principal Danny Wilson said he found the actions to be "disturbing and disappointing."
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