Powell football must forfeit six wins this season; Knox County won't levy more penalties

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Knoxville, Tenn. (WVLT)-- Powell High School has received a letter of allegations from the TSSAA regarding the use of an ineligible football player.

The letter details that the team must forfeit every game the ineligible player appeared.

The Panthers are now 0-7 and will pay a $700 fine.

The player in question, according to the letter, lived in an area not zoned to Powell High School.


The Panthers began the season 6-1 under head coach Matt Lowe, who is in his second stint leading the team.

Powell Athletics Director Chad Smith sent WVLT the following statement Wednesday evening:

"These circumstances are a result of assumed incorrect documentation.
There has not been any effort or intention whatsoever to misrepresent the athletic interest of Powell High, Knox County or the TSSAA. We are deeply disappointed for the affected student athlete who is not at fault and will work with the TSSAA through the appeal process."


Knox County Schools Athletic Director Marion Quinn said there will be no further sanctions from the county school system on the school regarding this matter.

Powell is scheduled to visit region rival West (3-4) Friday at 7:30 p.m.