GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Not once, not twice, but four times a Dudley High School student played during a J.V. game then dressed for a varsity game.
"There was no malice involved. They were honest mistakes. Sometimes the penalty does not match the crime. It hurt a lot of kids," said James Waddell, a Dudley football parent.
Those four violations forced the state High School Athletic Association to deny the school's second appeal today officially disqualifying them from the playoffs starting tomorrow.
"Since [my son] was able to throw a ball or catch a ball this has been his dream, his passion. For all of it to be snatched away for something so minute, for human error, which we've all made mistakes -- he's devastated," said Regina Nevels, a Dudley football parent.
Tonight the school had a meeting for parents of the players.
Lindsey Eaton reports.