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Self-reported violation led to CCHS football losses deemed forfeits

All three of Central Catholic High School’s football losses this season have been deemed forfeits by the Louisiana High School Athletic Association after the Eagles self-reported a violation involving an error on their player eligibility form, Central Catholic Coach Tommy Minton said Wednesday.
Minton said the violation, which was reported Oct. 7, involved a player who actually was eligible for this season. However, Minton said because the player inadvertedly was left of the eligibility form, he was not deemed eligible by the Louisiana High School Athletic Association for the three games that he played in, which resulted in the forfeits.
The losses ruled forfeits came against Loreauville in the Eagles’ season opener, in week four against St. Stanislaus and in week five versus Ascension Catholic.
Minton said the player did not see action in Central Catholic’s week two victory against West St. Mary.
The Central Catholic coach said the ruling does not affect the Eagles’ record or power ranking.
Because the violation was self-reported and because the player is eligible, Minton said the Eagles did not face any fines.
Central Catholic will close its regular season Friday when it hosts Vermilion Catholic with the winner clinching the District 8-1A title.

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