Ellwood Christian Academy of Selma has been fined, placed on probation for one year and ordered to forfeit two varsity football wins for violating AHSAA eligibility rules. The school self-reported the violation.
Ellwood Christian played an ineligible student in violation of the AHSAA Suspensions Rule found on page 36 of the 2016-17 AHSAA Handbook, which states a transfer student must be in good standing with the student’s previous school(s). The school must forfeit all contests its team won in which the student participated. Forfeits include ECA’s Class 1A, Region 3 win over Autaugaville High School and its non-region win over Class 2A Francis Marion High School.
The probationary period is a warning that other violations of this nature could bring further sanctions against the school.