JSerra's football team will not have to forfeit its win Friday over Santa Margarita.
JSerra had suited up a player who had been ejected from the previous day's junior varsity game. An ejected player cannot be in attendance at the next contest.
Here is what the CIF-Southern Section and Commissioner Rob Wigod sent us this morning:
After reviewing all of the information we obtained from all parties involved, I have decided that I am not going to overturn the result of the JSerra-Santa Margarita football game last Friday night and award Santa Margarita High School a forfeit victory.
"I do so for the following reasons...
1) JSerra High School contacted our office last Friday seeking clarification on whether one of their JV players was ejected from the previous day's JV game. They did so because they were not sure if their player was ejected from the contest or not. I believe they would not have contacted our office at all if it had been clearly communicated to them that their player was ejected from the JV contest.