Thursday, November 22, 2012

Turkey Bowl: Wilson Out, Anacostia In

In a blow to what would have been its first appearance in the annual Turkey Bowl since 1991 Wilson High School appeal to their disqualification was denied.  Wilson's entire 9-3 season will in all likelihood be invalidated due to one of the student athletes not meeting District eligibility rules.
In the statement, DCPS confirmed that “after reviewing tapes of games, Wilson High School administration and coaches determined this [ineligible] player played in two league games,” and therefore was not eligible for postseason play due to forfeiture of those games. DCPS athletic director Stephanie Evans said Sunday that Wilson will forfeit between “six and eight” games that the player participated in this season, and that its 8-3 record will be adjusted accordingly this week after it is officially determined how many games the player participated in. Wilson was set to make its first Turkey Bowl appearance since 1991. Evans declined further comment, as did Wilson Coach Mark Martin. 
Anacostia, who had lost to Wilson 40-20 in the semifinal, will face Dunbar in the annual DCPS football championship game.

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