Tahlequah Daily Press

November 5, 2012

EVENING UPDATE: Sequoyah opts not to fight OSSAA ruling

By BEN JOHNSON
Sports Editor

— Sequoyah has decided to accept its fate.

The school announced Monday that it would cease with any form of fighting a recent Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association ruling, which stated Sequoyah must forfeit its nine victories during the 2012 football season.

In fact, Sequoyah officials informed the nine schools Sequoyah beat this year (Okemah, Beggs, Sperry, Keys, Hilldale, Lincoln Christian, Locust Grove, Westville and Jay) of their forfeitures by sending out email notifications, Sequoyah athletic director Marcus Crittenden announced.

"We are focused on getting these gentlemen reinstated as quickly as possible," Crittenden told the Tulsa World on Monday. "We are holding hope that the association will treat our boys kindly and hold them minimally accountable when you consider this was not their fault."

The Tulsa World first reported Sequoyah's decision to not fight the ruling by the OSSAA.

See more in Tuesday's Tahlequah Daily Press.