St. Luke’s, 2 other high schools lost football games, AHSAA reports | Sports
St. Luke Episcopal High School in Mobile and two other high schools in Alabama have forfeited football games, according to an announcement made Monday by the Alabama High School Athletic Association.
The football programs at St. Luke’s as well as Anniston High School and Leroy High School have been fined for violating AHSAA eligibility rules, according to a press release from the organization.
The press release continues:
Anniston High School allowed a student to enter two competitions in violation of the AHSAA academic rule. As a result, the Anniston football program must forgo any games won in which the ineligible student has participated. The school must give up its Class 4A, its victory in Region 4 against Jacksonville and an out-of-region victory against Ohatchee. As a result, Anniston’s regional record is 4-2 in Region 4 and 5-4 overall. The final classification of Class 4A, Region 4 gives the following four qualifications: Handley (Q-1); Jacksonville (Q-2); Cherokee County (Q-3); and Anniston (Q-4).
St. Luke’s and Leroy each claimed to have violated the AHSAA Good Faith Movement Rule. An ineligible student has played in six college football games this season, including four games won by the school. As a result, the St. Luke and Leroy football programs must forgo all games won in which ineligible students have participated.
St. Luke’s forfeits include wins over Class 2A, Region 1 opponents, Washington County, JU Blacksher and Greene County and non-regional opponent Millry. As a result, the St. Luke region’s record is now 0-6 in regional play and 1-9 overall.
Leroy’s packages include regional wins over Orange Beach, Greene County, JU Blacksher, and Washington County. Leroy and St. Luke’s each lost the contest to each other. As a result, Leroy’s regional record is 0-6 and 2-7 overall. The final classification of Class 2A, Region 1 resulted in the following four qualifiers for the playoffs: Clarke County (Q-1); Orange Beach (Q-2); Greene County (Q-3); and JU Blacksher (Q-4).
The Class 2A, Region 1 and Class 4A, Region 4 rankings displayed on www.ahsaa.com now reflect the updated packages and records for all affected teams.
Updated AHSAA football rankings from last week’s matches can be accessed at the following link: