Ravenna to Forfeit Wins From Undefeated Season

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The Ravenna Blue Jays will forfeit the first 7 wins of their 2011-2012 state championship basketball season and all of their 2011 football wins.

The number of games was first reported by NE Prep Zone.

Superintendent Dwaine Uttect says an anonymous phone call to the NSAA in February alerted the NSAA to an ineligible player.

The school released a statement today:

"The NSAA has ruled that one of the students who played on Ravenna’s football and basketball teams was ineligible to participate in activities for the first 90 days of the 2011-12 school year. The NSAA made this determination despite the fact that the NSAA assured the school and the student's parents prior to the beginning of the school year that the student was eligible to participate."

The school has cooperated with the NSAA and is looking to move on, says Uttecht.

The name of the student will be withheld.

"It's unfortunate, but we want to avoid any problems for this student," Uttecht says.

Head Basketball Coach Paul Beranek has told NCN he could not comment.

Uttecht says the school is not in jeopardy of losing their state basketball titles. They first heard of the sanctions before the state basketball tournament.

Ravenna has won three consecutive Class C-2 state basketball titles. With the forfeits, Ravenna's football record for 2011 will stand at 0-8.