Former Shawnee player ineligible for five games

The Ohio High School Athletic Association has ruled that the football player who was deemed ineligible last season at Springfield Shawnee High School also is ineligible for the first five games of the 2014 season.

The OHSAA announced the individual’s penalty following its Board of Directors January meeting at Columbus on Thursday. Shawnee officials were informed by the OHSAA on Wednesday that the school would have to forfeit the first five games of this past season because of the individual’s participation in football.

Neither the OHSAA nor Shawnee administration would identify the player. Shawnee athletic director Craig Isaac said the student no longer is enrolled in the Clark-Shawnee Local School District.

School officials reported a suspected falsified residency to the OHSAA in November after the season. The Braves’ 10-2 season last fall is now recorded as 5-7. The five teams that Shawnee beat in Weeks 1-5 all are now 1-0 forfeit winners.

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