The Sheffield boys soccer team forfeited its TSSAA Class A soccer state quarterfinal on Monday after the school administration reported to the state’s high school association that it had played an ineligible player in the sectional round of the playoffs.
“TSSAA will be working with the administration of Sheffield to determine the circumstances surrounding the ineligible player,” wrote TSSAA assistant director Matthew Gillespie in a statement to The Commercial Appeal. “This will determine what, if any, disciplinary action should be taken against the school as a result of this incident.”
Sheffield was set to play Alcoa on Tuesday in its state tournament game at the Richard Siegel Soccer Complex. Alcoa received a forfeit win and advanced to the state semifinals with the forfeit.
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The TSSAA high school sports spring championships are scheduled to be held Tuesday-Friday with baseball, boys soccer, softball, tennis and track and field state championships to be decided in Murfreesboro for the annual Spring Fling.
Sheffield’s boys soccer team made its first state tournament appearance since 2018 after defeating Crosstown 3-1 in a sectional game on Sunday.
This article originally appeared on Memphis Commercial Appeal: TSSAA soccer state tournament: Sheffield forfeits to Alcoa