October 30, 2014

High School League to make final call on Byrnes

According to a source with knowledge of the Byrnes situation, the Rebels played an ineligible player in their regular season game against Dorman and has to forfeit that game.  However, the source said that while the final decision has been left up to High School League executive director Jerome Singleton,  Byrnes is not expected to be kicked  out of the playoffs.

The source said officials were not made aware of the situation until late Friday afternoon, too late to do anything about the brackets.  The source said the only change in the brackets would have been Dorman and Byrnes switching positions.  So, Dorman would have played Spring  Valley Friday night and Byrnes would have played Stratford.

The source said the difference in this case and the Lower Richland case is LR played an ineligible player in a playoff game.  If Byrnes had used an ineligible player in the playoff game, it would have forfeited that game and been removed from the playoffs.

Saturday members of the 4A football committee discussed the situation with Singleton and determined this was a High School League matter.  The source said the committed felt this was not a playoff issue but a regular season issue and that no competitive advantage was gained.

So, pending a final decision from Singleton, Byrnes takes an extra loss in the regular season but continues in the playoffs, while Dorman, which lost Friday night, picks up another regular season victory.


Comments

  1. ON THE BYRNES AND LOWER RICHLAND INELIGIBLE PLAYERS, FROM MY UNDERSTANDING IF AN INELIGIBLE PLAYER PRACTICES WITH THE TEAM, THATS GROUND FOR NO JAMBOREES,OR PLAYOFFS. THAT WAS THE SITUATION THREE YEARS AGO WHEN BSHS HAD INELIGIBLE PLAYER PRACTICE TWICE. IM JUST SAYING SCHSL TAKE CARE OF THIS DURING SEASON. IF THERE NO PROTESTS DURTNG SEASON NO CRYING AT THE END!!!! HOPE MR.SINGLETON DO WHAT’S RIGHT!!! AND NOT WHAT’S GOOD FOR BUSINES. ITS THE SAME SITUATION !!!!!!

  2. In regards to his story about Byrnes ineligible player. Our best team in a decade was disqualified because of a preseason practice game infraction that we turned ourselves in for. It was Dylan Thompson’s (backup QB for Gamecocks) senior year!

    if the S.C. High School League does nothing how could that be fair!!!!????

    http://www.goupstate.com/article/20090530/NEWS/905309979

  3. Theresa Foster-Fowler says:

    Technically Byrnes season should be over. I don’t see how Mr. Singleton can over-look the fact that Byrnes notified Dorman on Wednesday and waited until Friday at 330P to notify the SCHSL at 330PM when the 2 teams were already enroute to play Byrnes and Dorman. I feel sorry for the young men (players) that this has affected.