Crestwood High School suspended its football program Friday after an allegation of an unspecified incident that has resulted in an investigation by the Mantua Police Department.

Neither the police nor the school district would comment on the details of the allegation.

“The department at this time has opened a fact-finding investigation looking into the allegations made to determine if criminal acts had occurred, and to what level, and to whom,” the police said in a news release. “This investigation is ongoing, and the school district has been cooperating completely.”

When contacted Friday by the Beacon Journal/Ohio.com, Crestwood Superintendent David Toth read a prepared statement.

“The Crestwood Local School District has suspended all high school football operations effective immediately until such time as the superintendent announces otherwise,” Toth said. “No further comment shall be made at this time due to state and federal privacy laws.”

Toth added that “any and all updates regarding this matter will be issued by me.”

When asked if the Red Devils will take the football field again this season, Toth said, “I stand by that statement.”

The first contest to be affected by the decision to suspend the program was Friday night’s homecoming game at Mogadore.

Mogadore football coach Matt Adorni described Friday as a “weird day.”

“Crestwood didn’t really give us much information,” Adorni said. “We were contacted in the afternoon and once we got the official word, I guess it was around 1:30 that I got contacted by my superiors, we let our team know before our pep assembly at 2 o’clock.

“We are thinking about the people involved because this couldn’t have been an easy decision for them as a district,” Adorni said. “... This is unfortunate. I know there are people that are upset because this is our homecoming, but regardless, we don’t know what happened.”

Adorni, 43, said he has been involved in football since he was 8 and had never before been notified on the day of a game he was set to take part in that it wouldn’t be played.

Crestwood, which is coached by Nate Peters, opened its season with four losses before winning 26-20 in overtime last week.

Crestwood has four games remaining on its schedule: Garrettsville at home (Oct. 6), at Rootstown (Oct. 13), Southeast at home (Oct. 20) and at Youngstown Valley Christian (Oct. 28).

Mogadore said it will announce its homecoming court Saturday night. A public announcement will be made Oct. 20 when Mogadore hosts Youngstown Valley Christian.

Correspondent Fred Cay contributed to this report. Michael Beaven can be reached at 330-996-3829 or mbeaven@thebeaconjournal.com. Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MBeavenABJ.