Edna Karr football has forfeited its first 3 wins, LHSAA website shows | Prep Sports

Edna Karr had the team’s first three wins of the season removed from its record on the LHSAA website, which showed the result of those games as forfeit losses as of Friday afternoon.

The school declined to provide clarity on the reason for those forfeits. Karr athletic director Taurus Howard said there was a “mistake” but did not make clear if the error was by the LHSAA or the school.

The forfeits leave Karr with an 0-3 record. Like most LHSAA rulings, the forfeits should be subject to appeal.

Karr began the season with convincing wins against LB Landry, Scotlandville and Warren Easton. The Cougars will make their District 9-5A debut Saturday against St. Augustine, 6 pm at Tad Gormley Stadium.

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Karr has long been a state football power. The Cougars appeared in the Class 4A state title game in 10 of the past 12 seasons and won five times. This is the first season for Karr in Class 5A. Karr was ranked No. 1 in Class 5A in the latest LSWA state poll.

The LHSAA did not respond after a request for comment was made after regular office hours Friday. As a private organization, the LHSAA does not typically provide documentation or issue public statements regarding rulings.

Last year, Brother Martin, De La Salle and Booker T. Washington were among New Orleans area schools that had several wins turned into forfeits due to player eligibility issues. Brother Martin and De La Salle administrators provided statements regarding those rulings soon after each was issued.

The forfeits could impact Karr in the postseason. Three losses would leave Karr with a lower seeding in the Division I select bracket than it otherwise would have earned.

The LHSAA has 34 schools listed as being in the Division I select field. Among those, 24 will qualify for the playoffs with eight holding a bye into the regional round.

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