Westside-Augusta forfeits four football games

Westside of Augusta was forced on Monday to forfeit victories over Cross Creek, Hephzibah, Butler and Harlem because of the inadvertent use of an ineligible player, the GHSA announced.

The result could be a odd playoff situation for the region if games go expected this week and force a three-way tie for third place.

The forfeits drop Westside’s record from 6-3 overall, 3-2 in Region 3-AA, to 2-7, 2-3, and could cost Westside a state-playoff berth. Harlem’s record is now 7-2, 3-2.

Westside could have clinched the third of the four state-playoff berths in 3-AA with a victory this week against Josey (0-9) but now must wait for the results of games involving Screven County (5-4, 3-2) and Harlem (7-2, 3-2).

Westside defeated Screven County and could make the playoffs with the help of tiebreakers.

However, if there is a three-way tie among Westside, Screven and Harlem, the tiebreaker becomes points for and against in the three games involving the three. Harlem now has a 1-0 victory, the standard score from a forfeit.  That would eliminate Harlem and put Westside at third, Screven fourth.

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November 4th, 2013
2:34 pm

This never at Westside before, we had pride in getting all of our paper work in order. They new from day one this player hadn’t moved in WSH zone. Someone need to be fired ASP.


November 4th, 2013
2:43 pm

That tiebreaker was never intended to include somebody winning by 1-0′ no game was actually played. The region and GHSA have to step in and disqualify Westside period if it ends up in a tie.


November 4th, 2013
4:32 pm

hate to hear this news for the kids that worked hard all season and followed the rules.

Lil Brother

November 4th, 2013
5:33 pm

My Coach always said “Never let one monkey stop the show”…Coach needs to be fired or whoever was doing the checking.


November 4th, 2013
7:12 pm

It is too bad the kids have to suffer because of an adult not doing their job. That is society today though. The kids pay the price for grown up screw ups.


November 4th, 2013
8:19 pm

tired of coaches and school admin making excuses..they go out recruiting these kids and parents and then cry ignorance when something ike this happens.

Not right to punish the team for the staffs crap. but rules are rules..


November 4th, 2013
8:32 pm