Simi Valley’s Grace Brethren High School’s bid for the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) – Southern Section East Valley division football championship title came to an end on Friday when officials at the school announced they would forfeit Saturday’s game due to the use of an ineligible player. A portion of a story in the LA Times appears below. Click here for the complete article.
A news release from CIF-Southern Section was released on Twitter Friday afternoon.
Football: Grace Brethren forfeits because of ineligible player; Saddleback Valley Christian declared champion
Simi Valley Grace Brethren has reported to the CIF Southern Section using an ineligible player and thus will forfeit playing in the East Valley Division championship game scheduled for Saturday at San Clemente.
Saddleback Valley Christian has been declared the division champion and will move on to the regional playoffs next week.
Grace Brethren was 13-0 on the season. It rallied from a 26-0 deficit last week in the semifinals to defeat Brethren Christian, 46-41.
The player in question, a transfer student, has been listed as being ineligible for varsity competition on the Southern Section website since Sept. 22. But Coach Josh Henderson said he was never made aware that the player was ineligible in an apparent miscommunication within the athletic department.
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