Friday, November 7, 2008

Salisbury latest to forfeit games; Indy JV wins

Salisbury High's football team, enjoying one of the best seasons in school history, will have to forfeit some of its 10 wins after self-reporting an ineligible player Thursday.

Published reports said the school would forfeit four games, changing its record from 10-0 to 6-4, but N.C. High School Athletic Association spokesperson Rick Strunk said the NCHSAA and Salisbury school officials were trying to determine how many games the player, a transfer student from a neighboring school, had appeared in. The player missed too many days of school to retain eligibility.

"We're still trying to get sorted out how many games they'll forfeit," Strunk said. "But the player is ineligible."

Salisbury, ranked No. 14 in the Sweet 16, plays Providence Grove tonight.


Independence's junior varsity beat Butler 13-12 Thursday. Butler scored with less than a minute left and went for a two-point conversion and failed. Patriots athletics director Kelly Lewis said more than 700 people attended the game, better than two varsity home games this season.

Last season, Butler won the junior varsity game, ending a Patriots win streak of more than 50 games.

-- Langston Wertz Jr.


Anonymous said...

I thought you never reported on JV games. It seams that if it involves Ind, WC, Butler it will always get into your paper. Please don't give me the standard line. "We cover all schools equally"

Signed - Every other public school in Mecklenburg county.

Anonymous said...

Did they really cover the game? They gave the score and how it ended. When two undefeated jv teams play the last game of the year and it comes down to a two point conversion I am sure the CO will give the same amount they gave here. Sorry but Butler and Indy are on another level than the any schools in the state much less Meck County.

Anonymous said...

As usual you missed the point.

Anonymous said...

While we know Langston Wertz is cold heartedly apathetic we would like to acknowledge that Nov 7th uptown in front of Gateway Center off Cedar St two very popular 20 yr old Al Brown HS ex football players who both graduated in 2007 were murderered in cold blood by a 29 yr old criminal with a long police record.
Both played on the defensive line and their names were Jamie Gill and Kevin Cano.

Although this may not be pertaining to the topics, this is still newsworthy in the high school sport section football section since KTown is truly the heart and soul of gridiron country in this Charlotte Metro area and the Bell Game of 2008 was dedicated to the memory of these fine young ex-athletes.