Fayetteville High School will not be going to the playoffs – that was the decision of the TSSAA Board of Control in Nashville just after noon today on the FHS appeal heard this morning.
With eight board members present, the vote was 6 to 2 to deny the eligibility of a student athlete over a busing issue. With that, the organization also stripped the local high school of six of its 10 wins this season, officially giving FHS a 4-6 record as opposed to its undefeated season.
Friday FHS had agreed to withdraw its court case against the TSSAA over a player’s eligibility, hopeful that the association would agree to a fair compromise. Attorneys representing the association had asked that they consider dropping litigation if the board agreed to hear its appeal.
Speaking on behalf of FHS during the appeal this morning were Principal Adam McCormick, FHS Football Coach Kenny Morson, and Dr. Janine Wilson, director of City Schools.
Additional details of the hearing will be posted later.