LHSAA release regarding Parkway penalties

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Note: This is a press release the Louisiana High School Athletic Association released Wednesday regarding penalties levied against Parkway stemming from an incident before last year’s Live Oak playoff game.

Last November, Parkway High School was issued a penalty ruling for its role in an on-field incident that occurred before its 2012 home football playoff game against Live Oak High School.

An LHSAA Sportsmanship Committee handed down the initial ruling to Parkway, and the LHSAA Executive Committee upheld the ruling during the appeals process.

An LHSAA Executive Committee member made a request to the Association’s President to hold a conference call to discuss the possible reconsideration of one part of the sanctions imposed on Parkway by the LHSAA Sportsmanship Committee.

Earlier today the Executive Committee convened by conference call to hear the request to reconsider the sanctions. Sixteen of the twenty-five committee members were able to participate in the conference. After much discussion, a motion was made and seconded to reconsider the penalty phase of the Parkway ruling. By a vote of 11-3 with one abstention and the president not voting, the motion failed. Therefore, the original sanctions will remain in effect as originally issued, and Parkway High School is not allowed to host any games during the upcoming 2013 football playoffs.