ANCHORAGE, Alaska — After a morning Alaska School Activities Association meeting left the fate of the Chugiak High football team in the Anchorage School District's hands, the district has decided that the team's three forfeits imposed by ASAA will stand and Chugiak will not be going to the playoffs.
An administrative error allowed an ineligible player to participate during the season, leading to the forfeiture of the team's three wins earlier in the season.
The Alaska School Activities Association Board of Directors decided Monday morning to uphold a prior decision to forfeit a series of Chugiak victories because of the mistake.
The board said that it has never voided a forfeiture decision in cases where an adult made an error.
Board President Billy Strickland said ASD officials, though, could still decide to send Chugiak to this weekend’s playoffs, despite the board's decision.