Cardinal Ritter High School in St. Louis Fires Coaches & Cancels Season After Suspended Player Playe
Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Cardinal Ritter High School in St. Louis let an ineligible player play in their season opener when he was supposed to sit it out due to getting ejected from the 2018 Class 3 State Championship. So, the school fired everyone and canceled their undefeated season, per CBS Sports...

The RB was given the suspension after being ejected from last year's title game, but the team found a way to disguise Jackson, or so they thought.

Instead of his normal No. 4, he wore No. 24 and went under a freshman named "Marvin Burks." It was Jackson's tattoos that ended up giving him away. Jackson, as well as head coach Brandon Gregory, both went along with the lie that the junior didn't play, despite him actually putting up 109 yards on the ground and scoring a 56-yard touchdown in the 32-21 win.

Gregory told the Post-Dispatch that the imaginary freshman Burks, "earned" the start and that "it was his time to play ball." Jackson also put his acting skills to the test, telling the newspaper that "watching last week, it wasn't fun at all. It gave me a spark."
As a result of the incident in the most recent game, Cardinal Ritter school president Tamiko Armstead decided to void the entire season. The school also announced that every person on the coaching staff has been "permanently released."

(Barstool Sports)
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Feel bad for the other players
Reply21 months
Multiple D1 recruits on this team. 1st game was a largely meaningless out of state game against a much larger school. Could not have happened to a more deserving coach.
Reply21 months
they didn't think that someone would simply ask to see "Marvin Burks" any time after the first game? There's no way you can keep up that lie.
Reply21 months
If only Destrehan High School had the balls to do this a few years ago
Reply21 months
the coach and player screwed up the moment they thought they could get away with it. as soon as you think you can fool someone, you have already failed.
Reply21 months
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