CRESTON, Iowa (AP) — A southern Iowa high school football coach says five players who appeared in a photo on social media wearing white hoods and waving a Confederate flag next to a burning cross have been kicked off the team.

Creston/Orient-Macksburg football coach Brian Morrison tells

that the Creston High School team is scheduled to play Friday night, but without the five students.

Morrison also says lawyers are now involved, but that he can’t provide details about whom the lawyers are representing or what they advocate.

Principal Bill Messerole has said the students involved have been disciplined, but would not say what that discipline entailed, citing student confidentiality.

Information from: The Des Moines Register,