What was a 34-game winning streak has ended for the Northern Guilford football team….The streak will now have ended at 31 games and it all ends because Northern used too many JV players in a Varsity football game….Northern turned themselves in for the violation and the NCHSAA found this to be in viloation of eligibility rules…..Always fans speculating about Northern and their football team, but I do not think anyone ever dreamed it they would see a streak end like this…..Seems to be they were guilty of giving too many younger players a chance to play in a game that was already decided and you are letting the younger players see some time with the older players in the Varsity game…..
But the rules are rules and Northern principal Will Laine lays that out when you read below…..Kind of a crazy way to see it all end, but you have to do what you have to do, and Northern has done that and so has the NCHSAA…..
Ww will now have to go about changing the records in our standings…..
‘The Streak’ Ends and it comes to a halt on Friday the 13th……
*****At the end of the game, Northern Guilford was leading 49-7 and that score will now become an official forfeit and stand at 7-0 Burlington Williams, if my old studies in the officiating class were correct….*****(Basketball 2-0 forfeit, baseball 9-0 and football 7-0 or someplace in that neighborhood.)
Coming in today from the News and Record staff reports and the Press Release from the Guilford County Schools……
Press Release from the Guilford County Schools published this afternoon at the News and Record.com….www.news-record.com
Greensboro, N.C. — Guilford County Schools announced today that Northern High School reported an athletic-eligibility violation to the North Carolina High School Athletic Association.
The violation occurred during the Friday, Sept. 13, game against Williams High School. According to NCHSAA rules, up to 12 junior varsity players are allowed to play in a varsity game. Thirteen junior varsity players participated in the Sept. 13 contest, one player over the allowed number.
School officials discovered the mistake the day after the game and immediately reported it to district staff. District officials reported the violation to the NCHSAA, which determined this was an eligibility violation. Northern will forfeit the win against Williams, essentially ending a 32-game winning streak.
“Our students, staff and community are disappointed that this happened, and that we have to forfeit last week’s game,” said Northern Principal Will Laine. “But the most important thing we can teach our students is to follow the rules. When you make a mistake, you own up to it and work to make sure it doesn’t happen again.”