Elba Wins Playoff Game After AL Supreme Clears Game to be Played
ELBA, Ala. (AP) – Defending Class 2A state football champion Elba won a playoff game that was played only after the Alabama Supreme Court cleared the way for kickoff.
The Tigers defeated Samson 48-20 in a second-round game on Monday night.
The teams played hours after the justices upheld a decision to disqualify a third school from the playoffs. The state association removed Washington County after ruling it used an ineligible running back in an earlier game.
The game was supposed to be played last Friday, but it was delayed until the Supreme Court could rule.
Washington County claimed it was wrongly removed and went to court to dispute the decision. The school boards overseeing Elba and Samson also went to court to let their game go forward and won.
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