Myers Park Mustangs from Charlotte, must Forfeit All of their football games from the 2021 Fall Football Season

from Langston Wertz Jr. at the Charlotte Observer, and you can find the link at the bottom of this post to review all of his work on this article…..

Myers Park High School will forfeit all of its 2021 football games and pay a $250 fine due to having ineligible players on the team last season.

In a letter to Myers Park families obtained by the Observer, Mustangs principal Robert Folk said that, in January, the school was made aware of falsified residency documents used by some members of its football team. The letter doesn’t specify how many players were involved.

Myers Park did have several players from California and at least one from Texas on its roster last season, though it’s not clear if any of the out-of-state players were involved.

The school investigated and self-reported to the N.C. High School Athletic Association. NCHSAA commissioner Que Tucker ruled that the school was in violation of what the letter describes as a “ineligible player-residence requirement.”

Myers Park appealed the ruling, according to the letter, saying that proof of student enrollment and athletic eligibility was not evident until it was reported in January, two months after the season ended.

The NCHSAA Board of Directors heard the appeal and upheld Tucker’s ruling. In addition to the fine, Myers Park must return $6,700 it earned from its playoff games.

Myers Park finished 8-4 last season and lost to Kernersville’s Glenn High School in the second round of the N.C. 4A playoffs. Earlier this month, Mustangs coach Curtis Fuller resigned to take a job in Texas.
(Myers Park lost to Glenn, 54-53.)

“It is my intention to lead with integrity and not deception,” the letter from Folk reads. “I will say the same about the athletic programs of Myers Park High School. The result of the NCHSAA ruling is disappointing for our players, coaches and certainly our Myers Park school community. We will maintain our integrity as a school and will always do what is ethical and fair.”

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