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High School Football Power Is Forfeiting All 2021-22 Games

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North Carolina's Myers Park High School will forfeit all 2021-2022 games due to an ineligible player violation.

According to a letter from Myers Park principal Robert Folk and athletic director Brian Poore, obtained by The Charlotte Observer, the school was notified of "fraudulent documents used for school enrollment and athlete eligibility" in January.

Myers Park self-reported the issue to the North Carolina High School Athletic Association, who also ruled that the Mustangs must return $6,700 of revenue from playoff games and pay a $250 fine. The NCHSAA board of directors denied Myers Park's appeal.

“It is my intention to lead with integrity and not deception," the letter sent to Myers Park families read. "I will say the same about the athletic programs of Myers Park High School. The result of the NCHSAA ruling is disappointing for our players, coaches and certainly our Myers Park school community. We will maintain our integrity as a school and will always do what is ethical and fair."

Myers Park went 8-4 last season before falling to Kernersville’s Glenn High School in N.C. 4A playoffs. While the football program rostered some players from California and Texas last season, it's unknown if any out-of-state players were involved in the infractions.