Douglas High football forced to forfeit wins

Douglas High football forced to forfeit wins
Douglas High School forfeit all wins for violating AIA policy (Source: Douglas Arizona High School)

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Douglas High football players, parents and couches met with district administrators Thursday, Oct. 18 to announce the Bulldogs are forfeiting all their wins from the 2018 season.

The move was due to violations of Arizona Interscholastic Association rules.

According to the Douglas Dispatch, the violations range from players not having the proper paperwork on file after transferring to players being allowed to practice without the proper paperwork.

The AIA said the violations will be in effect until Oct. 15, 2019.

“I want to make it clear that this is no students fault that these violations have occurred," Douglas' interim athletic director Katie Walker said during the meeting. "I apologize because the adults have failed you.”

The Bulldogs' six victories will be recorded as forfeits.

The Dispatch reported James Fitzgerald will remain head coach of the team.

The Bulldogs play at Palo Verde Friday and host Rio Rico to wrap up their season next week.

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