MONTGOMERY – Hale County High School has self-reported a violation of AHSAA eligibility rules resulting in the school being fined, placed on probation for one year and ordered to forfeit seven varsity football wins.
Hale County played an ineligible student in violation of the AHSAA Eight Semester Rule. The school must forfeit all contests its team won in which the student participated. Forfeits include Class 4A, Region 4 victories over Oak Grove, Holt, Bibb County, West Blocton, Sipsey Valley and Greensboro high schools and one non-region win over Winfield. As a result of the forfeitures, Hale County will not qualify for the playoffs. Bibb County is the Region 4 No. 1 seed. Northside is the No. 2 seed. The third and fourth playoff qualifier spots were decided by tie breaker (L) following tonight’s games. West Blocton is the third seed and Sipsey Valley is the fourth seed.