Several former Cantwell-Sacred Heart football players who transferred to Schurr have not been cleared by the school or the Southern Section.
Southern Section spokesman Thom Simmons said information continues to be gathered, but it’s up to Schurr to clarify residential eligibility for any transfers.
The Montebello Unified School District sent out a news release on Wednesday, saying: “The Montebello Unified School District (MUSD) has not received an official written notification from CIF regarding any allegations involving our athletic program at Schurr High School. However, we take any accusations very seriously and are currently reviewing the matter. Our priority at MUSD is to ensure each impacted student is able to pursue and obtain his individual educational and career goals.”
Santa Ana Mater Dei announced Wednesday that it has forfeited last week’s 42-14 football win over Bishop Amat after discovering that a player who participated in the game was ineligible.
The school self-reported the violation.
According to a news release from Mater Dei, “The player in question was admitted to MDHS as a result of academic official transcripts which indicated that this fall season would be his 7th semester of high school enrollment. However, in the process of reviewing this student-athlete’s NCAA eligibility requirements, Mater Dei High School discovered additional academic transcripts from his native country (not the United States).
Whatever happens to St. Francis on Friday night against Mira Costa in its football season opener, the best news of all is that coach Jim Bonds will be on the sideline doing his usual job calling plays and leading his team.
“I’m back,” Bonds said Tuesday.
Bonds, 49, was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a cancer that affects white blood cells. He has undergone four cycles of treatments, with two to go.