Tuesday, November 23, 2010

South Brunswick withdraws appeal, out of prep football playoffs

After an internal review and discussion at the school level, South Brunswick High School elected to withdraw its appeal to the Executive Committee of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association relative to ejections of football players at last week's NCHSAA playoff game.

By NCHSAA rules, "Teams in the following situations will not be allowed to participate in the playoffs: --a team whose players or coaches accumulate three or more individual ejections for fighting...if a team hits either threshold (total ejections or ejections for fighting) during the playoffs, it will be disqualified from further participation in the playoffs."

South Brunswick is therefore disqualified from further participation in the playoffs and their scheduled opponent, Havelock, will be open this Friday night and advances to the next round.