White Oak football forfeits two games

By Coleman Swierc - bio | email

WHITE OAK, TEXAS (KLTV) - The White Oak Roughnecks football team will be forfeiting two early season wins, due to the use of an ineligible player.

The player, a first year student at White Oak, played in games against Frankston and West Rusk, both White Oak wins.

White Oak superindendent Mike Gilbert:

"In the process of doing a supplemental eligiblity form, there was more information to be filled out and it was determined that he has started the 9th grade a year earlier, and was thus a 5th year senior."

Gilbert went on to add that the team was informed of the information before Friday's game against Spring Hill.

The ineligible player did not participate in that game.

"They knew about this on Friday before the Spring Hill game. but still went out and played a tremendous game," added Gilbert, "We came out on the short end, but our players competed well and will again next week and for the rest of the season."

Gilbert added that White Oak ISD voluntarily turned over the information to the appropriate authorities, and is prepared to cooperate with any further UIL investigations.

"It is a hard pill to swallow at any point during the year, these young men played hard and were in hard fought ball games both times, and they won, and now in the record books it will show a loss."

White Oak will be on the road this Friday against Redwater.

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