Monroe Comprehensive High School boys basketball team forfeits season

Monroe Forfeits

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The Dougherty County School System announced Thursday night that Monroe Comprehensive High School will forfeit its 2018-2019 boys basketball games.

According to DCSS, it's because an ineligible student-athlete played during the current season.

The student was ineligible because he failed to meet GHSA academic eligibility requirements, according to DCSS.

MCHS reported the error to the Georgia High School Association itself.

School leaders said they found the oversight during a review of credit-deficient students after grades were posted for the last quarter this month.

DCSS said when leaders found out, the principal told the school's athletic director, coach, the basketball team and the GHSA.

"I'm disappointed that this happened and saddened that, because of the forfeitures, the hard work of our student-athletes on the court won't be reflected in the team's official record," said Superintendent Kenneth Dyer in a statement Thursday night. "I am, however, proud of the effort they put forth this season. I'm especially saddened for the seniors who won't have an opportunity to participate in the final post season of their high school careers."

MCHS Principal Vinson Davis said the school accepts the GHSA's sanctions.

He said they will review and improve their process to make sure this doesn't happen again.

DCSS said that Monroe had the best record in Region 1-AAA this season.

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