Catalina forfeits Friday’s football win because of ineligible playerby Mary Bustamante on Aug. 30, 2007, under Special, Sports
Catalina High School will forfeit its Friday varsity football win over Flowing Wells because it used an ineligible player.
Tucson Unified School District officials said the academically ineligible player had been issued a uniform and played in the last six minutes of Friday’s game.
The ineligible player, a 16-year-old junior, replaced a lineman after that lineman moved over to play quarterback.
TUSD spokeswoman Chyrl Hill Lander said coach Shawn Wasson checked on the student’s eligibility Saturday. He informed the district Monday that player was ineligible.
TUSD officials said Wasson will be disciplined.
Catalina had won the game 13-9.