Aberdeen forfeits Week 1 football contest to Edgewood

The forfeit bug has struck at Aberdeen High School again in 2013. This time to the Eagles varsity football team.

It was announced by school officials Friday morning that Aberdeen's season opening 42-23 win at Edgewood on Sept. 6 was overturned because of the use of an ineligible player. The Eagles 52-16 win at Joppatowne Sept. 13 is not affected.

"The player played the last kickoff against Edgewood. He didn't play against Joppatowne," Aberdeen High School Athletic Director Tim Lindecamp wrote in an e-mail. "The player transferred in from Havre de Grace on the first day of school and the administration and myself were unaware that he was a transfer. His grade information never showed up in the failure reports I receive. We are in the process of changing the procedures on how we check eligibility so this does not occur again," Lindecamp continued.

The player in question is no longer on the Aberdeen roster, according to Lindecamp.

Friday's news follows the Eagles boys varsity basketball team's issues last winter. The Eagles forfeited the first 15 games of their 2012-13 campaign because of an ineligible player being used.

At the time the Eagles were 13-4 overall and 8-1 in UCBSC Chesapeake (upper) Division play.

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