HUDSON, TX (KTRE) - The UIL announced Tuesday that Houston Wheatley has forfeited from the state tournament, after an ineligible player participated in the regional soccer tournament. Hudson played Houston Wheatley last Friday in the regional tournament, where the Hornets lost 7-1.
Houston Wheatley advanced to the UIL Soccer State Tournament, after they beat Washington High School in the regional finals.
Washington High School will now go to the state tournament in place of Houston Wheatley. Washington High School will play Kilgore in the state semifinal.
The UIL released the following statement in regards to the forfeit by Houston Wheatley:
"The Conference 4A boys soccer state tournament pairings have changed due to a forfeit by Houston Wheatley High School. Houston Washington High School will be designated as the UIL Soccer State Tournament qualifying team.
Houston Wheatley has forfeited the Conference 4A Region 3 boys soccer regional final after a routine eligibility check in preparation for the state tournament revealed an ineligible player participated in the regional soccer tournament. Houston ISD and Houston Wheatley self reported this violation to the UIL. The minimum penalty for use of an ineligible player is forfeiture of that contest.
Houston Washington was defeated by Houston Wheatley in the regional final. Houston Washington will now advance to face Kilgore in the Conference 4A boys soccer state semifinal tomorrow at 4 p.m."