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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

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TIME OFF: The Class 3A State Football Playoffs are on indefinite hold after Lamar High School won an injunction hearing Nov. 12 in Russellville. Lamar (9-1) was forced to forfeit five conference wins because the Arkansas Activities Association (AAA) ruled that an ineligible player had taken the field for the school. The player in question is a junior defensive end who transferred from Russellville to live with his grandparents in Lamar. That decision by the AAA resulted in Lamar being knocked out of the playoffs. Lamar filed for an injunction and Circuit Court Judge Gordon McCain granted it shortly after 7 p.m., Nov. 12, the evening before the Class 3A playoffs were scheduled to begin, at the Pope County Courthouse. Cave City is one of 27 teams affected by the outcome. The Cavemen were ready to visit Yellville-Summit in the first round of the playoffs. If Lamar is reinstated, Cave City will more than likely visit Paris (located about 30 miles from Fort Smith in Logan County) for a first-round game at a later date. With Lamar ruled out of the playoffs, Atkins took the Warriors vacant spot. However, the court ruling Nov. 12 would restore those victories to Lamar's record and put the Warriors back in the state playoffs instead of Atkins.



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