The varsity football team at South River High School is punished for allowing an ineligible player to participate. Details were not made available but Anne Arundel County Public School officials said in a statement that after an investigation the team must forfeit three of its wins this season as a penalty.
The decision means the Seahawks enter this week’s game against Annapolis with a 2-6 record. While the change in the record will alter the team’s postseason seeding, it will not keep South River out of the Class 4A playoffs because, for the first time, all high school teams will qualify for the playoffs this year.
The player is not identified or the reason for ineligibility.
By state law, the student-athlete is subject to additional eligibility penalties.