Dalton High School's appeal over ineligible player is denied

Dalton High School's appeal over ineligible player is denied

October 28th, 2011 by Jay Greeson in Local - Breaking News

In this file photo, Dalton football head coach Matt Land rotates the team through practice.

Photo by Jake Daniels/Times Free Press.

Barring a late charge deep into the postseason, Dalton High School's streak of 51 consecutive winning season looks to be in serious jeopardy.

On Friday afternoon, according to the Dalton Public School's website, "The GHSA appeals panel has denied Dalton High School's request for relief from the forfeiture penalty imposed due to the participation of an ineligible player."

The GHSA ruled that Dalton must forfeit four wins for using an ineligible player earlier this season. Revering the four wins to losses puts Dalton's record at 2-6 heading into tonight's game at Southeast Whitfield, which allegedly reported Dalton to the GHSA for playing transfer Corey Smith.

Extra security has been requested for tonight's game.

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