A Northern California varsity high school football team had the rest of their season forfeited after a video emerged of a slave auction reenactment involving Black teammates.

River Valley High School in Yuba City banned football players from the team who were involved with the prank video. The school district later later announced it would forfeit Friday's game and the season.

"Re-enacting a slave sale as a prank tells us that we have a great deal of work to do with our students so they can distinguish between intent and impact," Yuba City Unified School District Doreen Osumi said Sunday.

"They may have thought this skit was funny, but it is not; it is unacceptable and requires us to look honestly and deeply at issues of systemic racism," Osumi added.

Disciplinary actions and additional punishment may also be implemented for the students involved.

"When students find humor in something that is so deeply offensive, it tells me that we have an opportunity to help them expand their mindset to be more aware, thoughtful and considerate of others," Osumi said.

It is unclear how many students were involved and how the video was shared.

Yuba City is located about 125 miles northeast of San Francisco.