AIA violation forces Amphi to forfeit five games

The Panthers get docked four wins and a tie due to use of an ineligible player

Amphi Boys Soccer latest to forfeit games

TUCSON, AZ (KOLD News 13) - An AIA violation has forced the Amphitheater High School boy’s soccer team to forfeit five games from their regular season schedule.

A student-athlete was found to have played a game with a club team during the scholastic season, which is a violation of Arizona Interscholastic Association rules.

District spokeswoman Michelle Valenzuela confirmed the five forfeited games as:

  • 1/14 vs Douglas – Tie
  • 1/15 vs CDO – Win
  • 1/21 vs Pusch Ridge – Win
  • 1/22 vs Pueblo – Win
  • 1/24 vs Rio Rico – Win

She said the match that prompted the violation was played on January 13, making any subsequent play with Amphi in violation.

The boys’ team at Tucson High School recently forfeited nine games for a similar violation.

Both teams still managed to make the post-season this year. The Panthers (12-7) won their opening round state tournament match on Saturday with a 1-0 victory over Scottsdale Saguaro. The Badgers though fell in their opening round match in an upset to Perry 2-1.

Amphi (12-7) will get a much anticipated state quarterfinal matchup on Tuesday night against top seed Salpointe Catholic (13-5-2).

Here are all your scores from Saturday’s boys soccer state tournament matches:

  • (5A) (1) Sunnyside bye
  • (5A) (8) Cienega 2, (9) Verrado 2 (Cienega wins 5-3 in PK)
  • (5A) (4) Desert View 3, (13) Central 0
  • (5A) (7) Ironwood 5, (10) Flowing Wells 0
  • (5A) (2) Rincon/University 0, Notre Dame Prep 0 (RU wins 5-4 in PK)
  • (4A) (1) Salpointe Catholic 6, (16) Deer Valley 0
  • (4A) (8) Amphitheatre 1, (9) Saguaro 0
  • (4A) (5) Douglas 2, (12) Glendale 0
  • (4A) (4) Flagstaff 2, (13) Canyon del Oro 1
  • (4A) (6) Prescott 3, (11) Walden Grove 1
  • (4A) (7) Catalina Foothills 3, (10) Thunderbird 2 (OT)

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