Prairie Seeds may take state soccer disqualification to court

  • Article by: DAVID LA VAQUE , Star Tribune
  • Updated: October 25, 2012 - 12:18 PM

The Minnesota State High School League has told Duluth Marshall's boys' soccer team to continue practicing as if they are going to play in the state Class 1A soccer quarterfinals on Friday.

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pokey2008Oct. 24, 12 5:10 PM

"ineligible eligible"?

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dkgolf45Oct. 24, 12 5:37 PM

This seems like a pretty weak way of the MSHSL getting out of handing out punishment for the fight between PSA and Totino Grace. If the goalie from Prairie Seeds is not a senior, he should be suspended from some games for next high school season as well as other players from both teams. The footage is there to warrant suspensions, have some guts and do it.

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DavidL11Oct. 24, 12 5:39 PM

These charter schools are ridiculous when it comes to athletics. They should have their own state tournaments.

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anokamommyOct. 24, 12 5:55 PM

Why is there a photo accompanying this story? Curious.

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drawthehackOct. 24, 12 6:00 PM

Ah, the ol' failure "to initiate the 'student transfer online form'." Well played MSHSL. Better now than a month from now after PSA would have installed the State Champ trophy in the school trophy case. I know we don't have enough $ for da skools but once a team reaches a section tournament how onerous would it be to ck rosters to be sure the proper paperwork for players has been filed? You know, for fairness and for the children...

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bizzle22Oct. 24, 12 6:20 PM

Completely agree with the punishment. It's in the by-laws. Glad the MSHSL came down hard on them as they should have. If you are going to be using ineligible players you should probably keep a low profile and not get into fights after section championship games whether you started it or not. Unfortunate for the players on the team who played by the rules, but they have benefitted from an uneven playing field all season. Glad the league did not allow Totino to take Prairie Seeds' place in state. Not sure if that's in the by-laws too, but neither team should have the privilege of playing in state after that ending. Some may say that Duluth Marshall doesn't deserve their spot at the Dome, but they got to state the right way and none of this is their fault.

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mixie7Oct. 24, 12 6:28 PM

A FIGHT breaking out at a high school SOCCER game?? Is soccer turning into hockey??

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ksolutionsOct. 24, 12 6:28 PM

It is one thing to be ineligible because you have a player who isn't going to school or is too old, or has academic problems. This garbage about not filing a form is ridiculous.

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doubledragonOct. 24, 12 6:59 PM

This program has been in news for so many contraversial issues the past few years. The only reason they have been so good is because kids transfer there. How could this coach who is also the athletic director, have over looked this transfer form issue? Maybe he thinks rules do not apply to him. The school needs to do the right thing and fire this guy. If he has integrity, he should resign/quit. What he is doing to these kids is truly a unfair. The kids are suffering due to Youssef's lack of care and responsibility. I wonder how this guy can lie so much.

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bizzle22Oct. 24, 12 7:00 PM

The school has to fill out the form so that the league can verify that the student-athlete is eligible to participate. And this kid probably wouldn't have been eligible for at least some of those games, because the MSHSL usually makes student-athletes sit out for a certain amount of games if they are transfer students. The league does this to discourage HS kids from transferring schools for solely athletic reasons. It makes perfect sense.

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