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South Brunswick football season officially over

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BOILING SPRING LAKES, NC (WWAY) -- The season is over for the South Brunswick High School football team. Today the school essentially gave up any appeal to the NC High School Athletic Association.

Yesterday the NCHSAA eliminated the Cougars from the state playoffs, despite the team's big Friday night. South Brunswick was set to appeal the disqualification stemming from a fight in the fourth quarter of Friday's game. The referees ejected three Cougars, which, by rule, eliminates a team from the playoffs according to rules. One South Brunswick player was mistaken for another.

Regardless, the cougars are out of options.

"The appeal that South Brunswick was making to the High School Athletic Association involved one of our players being incorrectly identified as being in the incident on Friday," SBHS athletic director Chris Roehner said. "We were not appealing the decision of the High School Athletic Association. We were appealing one of the players being incorrectly identified."

A handful of parents showed up at the end of school, questioning why school officials dropped their appeal.

South Brunswick would have played Havelock, which automatically advances to the next round.

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