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Parkway’s official response to LHSAA eligibility ruling

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Parkway released this statement through Bossier Parish Schools

Parkway High School was notified this afternoon by Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA) Interim Executive Director Jimmy Anderson that a ruling made regarding a student athlete’s ineligibility would cause the school to forfeit five games for violation of the Bona Fide Change of Residence Rule.

Although the LHSAA found no negligence by Parkway High School regarding allegations of recruiting, no evidence of the student athlete’s move being for athletic purposes or maintaining dual residency, the implication of the Bona Fide Change of Residence Rule violation will effectively end Parkway’s season after week 10.

We strongly disagree with this ruling and it is our belief due diligence was followed to ensure the student athlete met all residency requirements to attend Parkway High School.

An appeal has been filed with the LHSAA, which will be heard Wednesday, November 5, 2014, before the Executive Committee in Baton Rouge. It is Parkway’s hope, after hearing the facts of this case, the ruling will be overturned and the Panthers will be able to continue their 2014-15 season.