Statement on Dudley Panthers’ football playoff hopes from the NCHSAA:Appeal will come on Wednesday morning(See NCHSAA Executive Committe members below)
*****Dudley High School’s appeal to the Executive Committee of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association is now scheduled for Wednesday morning.*****
CHAPEL HILL—The North Carolina High School Athletic Association has announced that Dudley High School of Greensboro has reported ineligible players and COULD be eliminated from the upcoming NCHSAA football playoffs.
Dudley reported ineligible players in its final regular season game against Southeast Guilford and thus would have to forfeit that contest. The school has filed notice of an appeal, which will go to the executive committee of the NCHSAA.
Commissioner Davis Whitfield said the rule governing the situation in terms of the playoff brackets is 3.2.3 (a) in the current edition of the NCHSAA Handbook, which states that “the team shall not participate in playoffs if, after the brackets have been finalized, forfeited contests cause an adjustment in its record and seed.”
No other seeds or pairings would change since the brackets had been finalized.
The NCHSAA Executive Committee is made up of NCHSAA Commissioner Davis Whitfield, NCHSAA President Bill Miller (Polk County Schools), NCHSAA Vice President Mo Green (Guilford County Schools), and NCHSAA Board of Directors Tony Baldwin (Buncombe County Schools), Ron Butler (Pitt County Schools), Angie Miller (Nash-Rocky Mount Schools), and Dwayne Stallings (Perquimans County Schools).