HERRIMAN, Utah – Football players, coaches and community members from six Utah high schools gathered in Herriman to speak out against a decision made last week that impacted the state’s high school football playoffs.
East High had been sanctioned for having ineligible players and was forced to forfeit seven wins this season, knocking them out of the playoffs.
But the Utah High School Activities Association overturned those sanctions Friday morning, which means East High will get to participate. They now have enough wins to place them in fourth place in Region 6.
Timpview High School had a similar sanction for an ineligible player on their team, but that sanction was upheld despite an appeal to the UHSAA.
Several dozen people from schools as far away as Logan gathered in Herriman as a show of protest against the UHSAA decision. Coaches say the different treatment of the two schools is having a ripple effect on numerous Utah schools.