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Topeka (Kan.) football team ordered to vacate wins for using ineligible player

The Topeka (Kan.) football team must forfeit its 2017 season after a police officer found one of its players was living in a home outside the school’s attendance boundary.
Jacqez Barksdale, a member of the 2017 team that finished 8-2, had transferred from Topeka’s Highland Park prior to this school year. According to what Kansas State High School Activities Association executive director Gary Musselman told Topeka’s KSNT, Barksdale was ineligible to play for Topeka due to where he was living.

The school will forfeit all eight wins as well as its share of the Centennial League championship