High School Football team forced to forfeit City Championship

High School Football team forced to forfeit City Championship

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EL CENTRO - The Central Union High School football team is gonna have to forfeit Friday night's game versus Southwest high School.

The Central Spartans won the game, 37-18, but did it with an ineligible player participating in the game.

According to the school, the ineligibility came after an innocent error in the student's file from last year.

Central Union High School Principal, Mike Sterner, says that neither the player nor the staff was aware that he was ineligible.

The game is of huge importance as it is for the City Championship. That Championship will sit at the Central Union High School District until next year.

"Both organizations have been professional about the situation", says Principal Sterner. "I offered the City Championship to them but they refused. They want to settle it on the field next year".

C.I.F. records will show Southwest as winning the game and Central taking the loss.

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