Judge delays football semi-final

Ponca City Now - December 5, 2014 7:08 am

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – An Oklahoma judge says a high school football semifinal will not be played Friday so he can consider whether a team that lost in the quarterfinals is entitled to a replay.

Locust Grove’s Class 3A semifinal against Heritage Hall was postponed until next week at the earliest.

The little school from northeastern Oklahoma beat Oklahoma City’s Douglass High last week after game officials misapplied a penalty with about a minute to go. The crew mistakenly erased a touchdown that had given Douglass a 25-20 lead.

The state board that oversees high school athletics rejected a Douglass protest Wednesday, so the school went to court Thursday.

Douglass wants to replay the entire game or the final minute. The judge said he wouldn’t rule on Douglass’ complaint until next week.

 

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