|Published:||Jun 20, 2012 3:40 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Jun 20, 2012 3:40 PM EDT|
SEFNER, Fla. (AP) - Armwood High School has been stripped of its 2011 Class 6A state football championship.
The Florida High School Athletic Association released its final judgment Tuesday following a six-month investigation into ineligible players. The investigation determined the parents of five football players falsified residency information to get their children into the Seffner school.
Armwood must forfeit all 15 wins from 2011 and 11 of its 14 from 2010, when one of the ineligible students also played. The Tampa Bay area school must also pay a $12,743 fine and return all postseason trophies won.
Hillsborough County Public Schools spokesman Steve Hegarty says they expect the parents to cover part of the fine.
Armwood will be on administrative probation for three years, meaning any future problems could result in even harsher penalties.
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