The Louisiana High School Athletic Association ordered Capitol High School to forfeit six football games from the 2010 season because of an ineligible player.
A ruling released by the LHSAA early Monday said the violation was self-reported by the school. The Lions must forfeit wins over Belaire High, Pointe Coupee Central, Central, The Dunham School, University and Ville Platte.
“They (Capitol school administrators) were going over their records for this year and found it and called us,” LHSAA Executive Director Kenny Henderson said. “The student transferred to Capitol, and he would have been eligible had he been a freshman because Capitol would have been his school of first choice.
“He was listed as a freshman, but he was really a sophomore. That’s what made him ineligible.”
In addition to the forfeits, the school was ordered to pay $200 in fines. The student will be required to sit out for 10 games this season.
The school also was placed on administrative probation for one year.
Since last season, both the administration and coaching staff at the school, which is part of the state’s Recovery School District, have changed.
Head football coach Chadwick Germany left the school to become an assistant coach at Southern University.
Onetha Albert, who took over as the new principal last month, was unavailable for comment.
Johnson injures ACL
Parkview Baptist fullback Brandon Johnson will miss the entire season after suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament during a practice last week.
PBS coach Kenny Guillot said Johnson was also scheduled to play some on defense and that he was injured on a defensive play.
“He (Johnson) was going in to make a tackle and the knee got twisted,” Guillot said. “They’re waiting now for the swelling to go down so they can do surgery.”
One of the Eagles’ other returning running backs, Hezekiah Randolph, has moved into Johnson’s fullback role.
Johnson was PBS’ top rusher a year ago when the Eagles won the state title.
Denham Springs High running back Kaleb Blanchard suffered a separated shoulder on the third play of last week’s scrimmage and is also sidelined for a yet-to-be determined amount of time.
DSHS coach Dru Nettles said Blanchard has seen doctors, who determined that the damage did not include a broken collarbone. Nettles said he is not sure how long Blanchard, who set a sophomore school record for rushing last season, will be sidelined.
“Obviously, he is going to miss some time,” Nettles said. “He definitely won’t play this week, and we’ll work with the doctors as he rehabs to do what is best for Kaleb.”
PBS silent auction
Parkview Baptist will hold its “Silent Auction for the Turf,” which is designed to help the school pay off the artificial turf installed on its football field last year. The auction is set for Saturday at 5:30 p.m. in the PBS gym.
Hunting and fishing packages and a variety of sports equipment will be among the items auctioned off.