As you may know, the IHSAA governs policies for our athletics programs. A basic guide for schools, students, and parents can be accessed at the link below.
Last year, we had a student who transferred from Beech Grove to Franklin Central at the beginning of the year with a transfer on file with the IHSAA. The student then transferred back to Beech Grove from Franklin Central after Fall Break without a transfer on file with IHSAA. The student-athlete participated in four football games before we were made aware of the missing transfer. As most know, during this time, we were covering the athletic office internally with numerous staff. Unfortunately, the current ruling on this situation is that we forfeit our wins to Cascade and Speedway. We are continuing to explore other options with the IHSAA and will share any updates that we receive. We are confident in our transfer policy procedures which include digital tracking and verbal communication. Additionally, our athletic department will continue to work closely with our guidance counselors and coaches to identify and track student-athlete transfers.
We look forward to a positive rest of our football season!