October 6, 2008
The Fork Union Prep football team will forfeit the results of its first two prep league games, after discovering that an unnamed player was five weeks too old to participate on the team. The Blue Devils, who were 5-0 overall, 4-0 in the prep league, will now hold a mark of 3-2, 2-2 in the league.
FUMA officials determined that one of the players was too old to participate in action. The player was not a starter and saw time near the end of the two contests, both being lopsided victories against Norfolk Academy and Hargrave Military Academy. In order to play on FUMA's prep team, a player must reach his 19th birthday after August 1. An official statement from Fork Union stated that the player saw less than a dozen plays near the end of the two contests.
The statement also goes on to say that the incident was an oversight on the school's part. Fork Union battles Liberty Christian Academy on Friday at 3:30 at home.