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Published: Thursday, Oct. 18 2012 11:19 a.m. MDT

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Big U Fan
Salt Lake City, UT

ONLY REASON KIDS CAN'T PLAY IN POSTSEASON: The ATHLETIC DIRECTOR made a mistake. What a TRAVESTY. UHSAA, Make these kids pay for something they had completely no control over. You Show them who's boss. I hope all feel for these kids who put in so much effort to have a successful season taken away by ADULTS. Who's at fault here, ONLY adults. Who suffers, the kids. I hope the state is ashamed of punishing these kids. What a complete joke.

link
Pleasant Grove, UT

Parents and kids know the rules don't put all the blame on administration, I have a little more respect for the UHSAA for sticking to their guns I thought they would let them off the hook and glad they didn't they broke the rules and now everyone has to pay for it sad but a lesson in life for all of you that think that a little lie won't every set you back in life!

EarlOfHemsley
Salt Lake City, UT

What about the last team that got in because East is now out of the playoffs? What about them? They followed the rules. Is it fair for them to be excluded despite East breaking the rules? I think not.

If you're going to blame anyone, blame the coach, AD and principal for not doing their job, a job they knew they had to do and that they willfully neglected to do. Don't blame the UHSAA for enforcing the rules it has. Much of this country would be better if we simply enforced the rules we already have.

Pack
Layton, Utah

I believe this is a huge step forward for the UHSAA in trying to keep the playing field level for all teams in the state. Because of open enrollment and recruiting, super teams are created and the lesser teams continue to get thumped, especially in football. The whole idea is to keep the level of play as fair as possible. Even though there is open enrollment, that doesn't mean that playing sports in your boundary school can't be enforced. Open enrollment was designed to level out school populations and allow students to attend another school for a particular academic program, it was never intended for athletics, but that is what it has become. Let any student attend whatever high school they want for academic purposes, but only let them play sports in the boundary they live in. Don't blame the UHSAA for enforcing their own rules, which by the way, are not that difficult to understand.

Aces in the Hole
West Jordan, UT

Karma!

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