Decatur officials consider legal options on Austin playoff game

DECATUR, AL (WAFF) - The Decatur City School system is considering legal options with the Austin High School playoff game.

A ruling by a Jefferson County judge could mean big changes for the upcoming high school football playoffs.

Last week Clay Chalkville had to forfeit all their games after using an ineligible player, meaning the top ranked team in the state would be home for playoffs.

That news benefited the Austin Black Bears. Austin moved from the third seed in class 6A region seven to the second seed and thus earned the right to host a first round playoff game at Ogle Stadium this Friday.

However, with this injunction in place, Clay Chalkville has been put back in the playoffs and will be the number one seed.

This means the Black Bears, who spent the weekend getting ready for Vestavia Hills, will now focus their attention on a road game at Hoover.

The big question now is, what happens next Monday if Clay Chalkville's appeal is denied at the hearing and the Black Bears come up short, do they get another shot?

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