GREENSBORO, N.C. – Northern Guilford High School is forfeiting a football victory after reporting an athletic violation.
Guilford County Schools announced Monday that the school reported an athletic-eligibility violation to the North Carolina High School Athletic Association.
Officials said the violation occurred during the Friday, Sept. 13 against Williams High School. Under NCHSAA rules, up to 12 junior varsity players are allowed to play in a varsity game.
Northern Guilford had 13 junior varsity players, one more than what is allowed, officials said.
School officials said they discovered the mistake the day after the game and immediately reported it to district staff.
District officials reported the violation to the NCHSAA, which determined it was an eligibility violation.
Northern will forfeit its 49-7 win against Williams, essentially ending a 31-game winning streak.