Football

Bullitt East may have to forfeit win after review of female kicker's eligibility

Foster had not completed required number of practices before playing

The Bullitt East High School football team may have to forfeit last week’s victory over Shelby County after school officials determined female kicker Christian Foster should not have been eligible to play.

The Chargers beat the Rockets 56-31 on Friday, with Foster converting 8 of 8 extra-point kicks and recovering a fumble on an onside kick. It was the first football game for Foster, a senior who also is a star on the Bullitt East girls soccer team.

Bullitt East athletic director Troy Barr said football coach Mark Sander determined Saturday that Foster had not completed the six practices that are required of all football players before they’re eligible to participate in a game. Barr said Foster had participated in five practices before Friday.

Barr said the school self-reported the violation to the Kentucky High School Athletic Association. KHSAA communications director Joe Angolia said Wednesday the matter is “under investigation.”

The use of an ineligible player typically results in a forfeit by the offending team.

Foster will be eligible to play in the Chargers’ game at Nelson County on Friday.

Jason Frakes can be reached at (502) 582-4046 and jfrakes@courier-journal.com.

1 comments
dbare31
dbare31

Kudos to Coach Sander for doing the right thing even though it will likely cost the team a victory.  He is setting a good example for the players.