Abbeville High may have won its only game thanks to a West St. Mary forfeit
On the score board this past Friday night, the Abbeville Wildcats lost to West St. Mary 24-0. But before the game was played, according to Abbeville High Principal Ivy Landry, West St. Mary agreed to forfeit the game against the Wildcats.
According to Landry, West St. Mary Principal Dr. Derrick White informed the LHSAA that his school would sanction itself for what happened at the end of the West St. Mary/Erath High football game last week.
Allegedly, two football players and one assistant coach from West St. Mary punched a referee with 12 seconds left at the end of the Erath game.
Dr. Little told the LHSAA the two football players, who allegedly hit the referee, will not play in Abbeville’s game and the assistant coach would also not be at the game.
Landry also understood Dr. Little informed the LHSAA West St. Mary would forfeit the Abbeville game, thus giving Abbeville its only win of 2013.
Abbeville head coach Chris Towery did not have a comment about the forfeit.
Abbeville turns itself
into the LHSAA
Abbeville Principal Ivy Landry turned his school into the LHSAA after realizing two of the Wildcats’ football players did not meet the academic requirements to play high school football.
Two players, one a starter, were ruled ineligible to play LHSAA sports until they meet the academic requirements.
The Wildcats would have had to forfeit the games they played in had the Wildcats won a game. But the Wildcats went 0-9 with them on the sidelines.
The school has to pay a total fine of $300 to the LHSAA.
Coach Towery has to attend the next LHSAA Handbook Certification class.