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Use of ineligible player costly to Elkins High

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The Elkins High School football team has been stripped of seven wins this season for using an ineligible player.

Elkins defeated Oak Hill, 43-36 in week one of the high school season.
    
The Inter-Mountain reports Randolph County Schools Superintendent James Phares said he learned of the decision Wednesday by the Secondary School Activities Commission.
    
Elkins was 7-2 this season and was eighth in the latest SSAC Class AAA computer ratings.
    
The top 16 teams at the end of the regular season make the playoffs, and the top eight earn home-field advantage in the first round of the playoffs starting Nov. 9.
    
Phares says the decision will be "devastating to a lot of people."
    
A telephone call to the SSAC went unanswered Wednesday afternoon.
    
Elkins made the playoffs last year, losing to Hurricane in the first round.
    
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Information from: The Inter-Mountain, http://www.theintermountain.com

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