AHSAA issues statement in response to 6A football injunction

The Clay Chalkville football team had to forfeit all nine of their wins in their perfect season after the AHSAA ruled they had used an ineligible player.

Clay Chalkville appealed to the AHSAA, the appeal was denied.  After that they took their appeal to court, now a judge has issued an injunction until a hearing will take place next Monday.  That means Clay Chalkville will play in the first round of playoffs this Friday.

The AHSAA has responded with a statement on their website, the statement reads as follows:

"A Jefferson County Circuit Court has granted injunctive relief to Clay-Chalkville High School, placing them in the Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) Class 6A state football playoffs.

Playoff brackets will be adjusted accordingly to reflect the change in Class 6A, Region 7. Clay-Chalkville becomes the top seed followed by Oxford, Austin and Hewitt-Trussville. Gadsden City is removed from the playoffs which begin Nov. 4."

WAFF 48 Sports Director Scott Theisen will have more on how the injunction will affect local 6A playoff contenders.

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