Goose Creek will appeal to the SCHSL executive committee Wednesday afternoon in Columbia for reinstatement to the 4A-Division 2 playoffs, and a source said Tuesday night that appeal will focus on the transcript of the ineligible player in the question.
The player transferred to Goose Creek from Berkeley last summer. According to the source, the player repeated the 9th grade at Berkeley, but the transcript sent to Goose Creek when he transferred did not show that. Goose Creek officials, the source said, will try to show the committee that using that transcript from Berkeley, they would have no way of knowing the player had already used up his eligibility.
According to the source, an updated transcript was sent to Goose Creek later in the school year and the problem was discovered while checking on basketball eligibility. Goose Creek then contacted the SCHSL to report the issue.
The player was a reserve on the football team and appeared in seven games this season.