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IHSA to Ask Judge to Remove Restraining Order

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The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) announced today that after allowing East St. Louis Senior High School additional due process per a ruling from St. Clair County’s 20th Judicial Court, the Association has reached the same decision that was originally announced on October 26, which will require the East St. Louis Senior High School football team to forfeit 10 victories from the 2009 season, five victories from the 2010 season and be removed from the 2010 IHSA Football Playoffs.

“We respectfully followed the guidelines put forth by Judge Aguirre in allowing additional time for the East St. Louis Senior High School administration to review the pertinent information in this investigation,” said IHSA Executive Director Marty Hickman. “Ultimately, we reached the conclusion that East St. Louis Senior High School did not have the procedures in place to comply with our rules and regulations.”

The IHSA will return to court on Thursday, November 4 to ask that the temporary restraining order granted to East St. Louis Senior High School on October 28 be absolved.

“In order for the ruling that we made today (November 3) to go into effect, legally, the restraining order must first be absolved,” added Hickman.

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