Vela’s appeal to the State Executive Committee was denied today. The DEC’s recommendation of forfeitures stands.
The Sabercats’ season is over and forfeit 11 district wins due to use of an ineligible player.
Vela will end the season with a 2-11 district record, although the team was undefeated in district play.
The emergency meeting by the State Executive Committee came a day after the District Executive Committee for 31-6A decided by a vote of 3-0 to punish Vela with the mandatory minimum punishment of forfeitures of games played with the individual.
Vela self reported last Friday after realizing that the player did reside where it was state on his player participation form.