It's official: Amite is out of the Louisiana playoffs

It's official: Amite is out of the Louisiana playoffs

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It's official: Amite is out of the Louisiana playoffs

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The Amite football team’s quest to return to the Louisiana Class 3A state championship game has officially come to an end, despite the fact that the Warriors won their final game.

As reported by SportsNoLa.com, among other sources, Amite’s appeal of its Monday ban from the 2015 postseason was denied by the Louisiana High School Athletic Association, ending its quest to compete in the state semifinals, an honor it earned with a 56-20 rout of Bogalusa. It was the fight that concluded the game that led to Amite’s ban, with the entire Amite squad leaving the bench and therefore incurring an automatic one-game ban as a penalty. That penalty will be served during Amite’s scheduled state semifinal against St. James, with St. James being awarded a bye directly to the state championship as a result.

Amite still does have one additional legal arrow in its quiver, with an attorney for the Tangipahoa Parish telling the New Orleans Advocate that it planned to file suit in the 19th Judicial District Court, which has a seat in Baton Rouge.

For it’s part, Bogalusa reportedly told the Tangipahoa lawyer that it felt the punishment handed down to Amite was overly harsh, too.

“Bogalusa thought it was a little piling on,”attorney Chris Moody told the Advocate.

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