South River Forfeits 4 Boys Soccer Games After Ineligible Player Participates
EDGEWATER, MD - The South River High School boys varsity soccer team will forfeit its first four wins of the season. Officials said an ineligible player participated in those matches. Anne Arundel County Public Schools announced the news in a Monday afternoon press release.
AACPS said it launched the investigation last month. School administrators discovered the issue and reported it immediately, AACPS said.
The student-athlete hasn't participated in any matches since the case came to light. He is ineligible to participate in athletics for 60 school days.
State law mandates the forfeiture of victories in which an ineligible player participates.
AACPS said it found no wrongdoing from the South River staff and no prior knowledge of the ineligibility before the situation was discovered and reported.
The change in record will affect the team's postseason seeding, but it will not keep South River out of the state playoffs. All varsity boys soccer teams qualify for the playoffs.
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