GHSA denies Beach High appeal; football team out of playoffs

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SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – Beach High School’s appeal of ineligibility violations surrounding their football team has been denied, officials say.

The Bulldogs are out of the playoffs and must forfeit all wins from this season.

According to the Georgia High School Association (GHSA), the high school self-reported the violations of “recruiting and undue influence” of three players. WSAV Sports is told the players followed their head coach from another school to Beach, which was not reported, at the time, to GHSA.

If any of the players in question are not seniors, they should be eligible to play next season, according to a GHSA spokesperson.

The identities of the students have not been released.

The Bulldogs were the #3 seed in the AAA playoffs, but Windsor Forest High School now takes that spot. Southeast Bulloch High School is now listed as the fourth playoff team out of Region 3.

In total, Beach forfeits six wins from the season.

News 3 earlier this week spoke with the parents of the students involved. Watch that interview here.

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