The Midfield boys High School basketball team will not get the chance to defend its Class 3A title from a year ago. The Patriots have been knocked out of the state playoffs because of a rules violation.
Midfield played one too many games during the regular season and because of that the Patriots have to forfeit its next game which happens to be a sub-regional game.
According to the rules, on page 27 of the AHSAA 2017-18 Sports Book, it states in item 2:
Schools are permitted to play (a maximum) 20 regular-season games and (unlimited contests) in three tournaments prior to area, sub-regional, regional and State Finals play.
Restitution begins immediately. Midfield, the Area 8 tournament champion, will not participate in the Class 3A sub-regional playoff game versus Area 7 tournament runner-up American Christian. As a result, American Christian will automatically advance to the Central Regional Tournament.
A similar scenario is also effecting the McAdory boys basketball team.
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