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San Clemente Football removed from CIF-SS playoffs

A San Clemente High School football player has been determined to be in violation of CIF State Bylaw 202 (Accurate Information), and Bylaw 510 (Undue Influence, Pre-Enrollment Contact, Failure to Disclose Pre-Enrollment Contact and Athletically Motivated Transfers).

These violations resulted in the CIF Southern Section being required to enforce Bylaws 3311.A and 3311.C

CIF Southern Section Bylaw 3311.A states the following, “Games in which the student participated, after the occurrence of the violation shall be forfeited. (See Bylaw 500.2)”

CIF Southern Section Bylaw 3311.C states, “Violations discovered after the first round of any playoff will result in disqualification of the ineligible player’s team from the playoff s, and forfeiture of its last playoff competition.”

Therefore, San Clemente High School is immediately removed from the 2019 CIF Southern Section Football Championships. Chaminade High School will advance to the Division 2 Championship fi nal versus either Sierra Canyon High School or Rancho Cucamonga High School. The student does have the right to appeal this decision.

The CIF Southern Section will have no further comment on this situation.

This article was released by the CIF Southern Section.