An attorney working on behalf of the Goose Creek football player at the center of the controversy over the Gator’s ouster from the 4A Division 2 football playoffs by the SCHSL will file a lawsuit this afternoon in federal court in Charleston. The attorney will be argue that the player’s civil rights under the Disabilities Act were violated by the High School League when it ruled he was ineligible and ordered Goose Creek to forfeit its playoff win over Conway.
The Goose Creek school district is not involved in the action. The school announced Tuesday it had ended its efforts after the High School League voted against it twice on Monday. A circuit judge last Friday granted Goose Creek an injunction that allowed it to play last Friday night. The Gators defeated Bluffton but as of now Bluffton is scheduled to play at Northwestern Friday night.
Should the court rule in favor of the player, the Gators could be reinstated and would host Northwestern Friday night.
Update…the judge refused to take the case because the High School League was not notified of the action and was not present to be able to respond.