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Buford HS forfeits 2 games due to ineligible player's participation


5:13 PM, Oct. 22, 2012 EDT

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BUFORD, Ga. - School officials at Buford High School released a statement Monday announcing they were forfeiting two victories from this season, due to an ineligible player during both games.

According to the release, the student played the last two plays of the game during their 63-0 win over Banks County and during the last two plays of the game during their 61-0 win over West Hall. The release said that while no competitive advantage was gained through the four plays the player participated in, his participation was still violation of GHSA eligibility rules.

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The school's athletic department says they discovered that the player's name had been left off of a required eligibility form. They also said they found the student had not passed the required number of courses required to participate in athletics. The school says they reported the violation to the GHSA immediately. GHSA officials said the school would have to forfeit the two games. The school was additionally fined a total of $250.

 

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