Ineligible Player Ruling Hands Dolphins Third Straight Defeat
On Thursday afternoon at presstime, the PSAL announced on their website that Beach Channel had to forfeit a win they had previously gained on October 2 against James Madison.
In a e-mail statement released by Margie Feinberg of the Department of Education to the Wave, the PSAL ruled “The forfeit was due to having an ineligible player on the team for the game.”
Coupled that with a 24-14 loss last Saturday afternoon to August Martin, Beach Channel now falls to 3-3 with only three games remaining in the regular season.
Beach Channel coach Victor Nazario is not pleased that the PSAL haven‘t informed him who was the ineligible player on his roster. The Dolphins had originally won 30-8 over Madison in a game held in Brooklyn three weeks ago.
“They didn’t give us a name and a number but they said it was an ineligible player,” Nazario said. “That was the information given to me. It’s ridiculous in my opinion. I haven’t gotten an answer from the PSAL.”
With the forfeit, the Dolphins are on the outside looking in on a playoff berth.
With only six teams earning a postseason bid, the forfeit places Madison ahead of Beach Channel in terms of power points for the last playoff spot. Grady at 5-1 currently holds first place with Bayside (6-0), August Martin (4-2), Lafayette Educational Campus (4-2) and Tilden (5-1) holding second to fifth place respectively in the division.
Beach Channel will have to sweep their final three games to earn a shot at making the PSAL playoffs. The Dolphins will travel to Long Island City (2- 4) on Saturday at 11 a.m.