North Carolina High School Athletic Association

Board Of Directors Hears Appeal From South Columbus

CHAPEL HILL— The full Board of Directors of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association heard an appeal from South Columbus High School via conference telephone call on Thursday.

After lengthy deliberation, the Board voted to uphold the previous decision. The student-athlete in question will serve a suspension for an ejection in Friday night’s playoff game between Southern Vance and Eastern Randolph, and the result of last Friday’s South Columbus-Southern Vance game will stand.

The appeal involved a matter involving a student-athlete who participated for Southern Vance in last Friday’s playoff game between the two schools.

The NCHSAA was made aware of the situation on Saturday, Nov. 16, after the Southern Vance-South Columbus playoff game, which was won by Southern Vance. The question about the student-athlete’s eligibility for that game revolved around whether or not the player had been ejected or disqualified from a contest on November 8.

The Executive Committee of the NCHSAA board had heard an appeal Wednesday evening via conference call from South Columbus and, after meeting for more than two hours and 15 minutes, had voted to uphold the previous decision by the NCHSAA. South Columbus appealed that decision to the full Board.