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Tucson High boys soccer forfeits 9 games over AIA rule violation

Posted at 3:31 PM, Feb 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-06 17:32:00-05

TUCSON, Ariz. — Tucson High Magnet School is forfeiting nine games from its last season after an rules violation this season.

According to a statement from Tucson Unified School District, one of the school's players participated in a national tournament after the Arizona Interscholastic Association's (AIA) soccer season had already began. That's a violation of AIA rules, and forced THMS to voluntarily forfeit nine games in which the student played.

The school is appealing six of those forfeitures on the grounds that it was an employee that caused the rule violation. TUSD says they're hoping for a decision from the AIA this week, since brackets for the state tournament go out by Friday.

TUSD says they've instructed all of its athletic departments to review all rosters to make sure they're following AIA bylaws.