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Saturday, September 08, 2018 1:00 am

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Bluffton forfeits wins after rule violation

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Bluffton, which opened the football season 2-0 for the first time since 2013, has had its wins against Northfield and Manchester wiped off the official record.

Tigers athletic director Steve Thompson announced Friday afternoon that the team forfeited the first two games of the season after discovering that a player had been ineligible to play in those games due to an inadvertent violation of transfer rules.

Thompson said that he and the athletic department reported the violation as soon as they learned of it this week. He also said the player has now been cleared by the IHSAA and was eligible to play for Friday against Woodlan.

“The BHS Athletic Department chose to report this violation because we live by the same code of choosing the difficult right over the easy wrong that we teach our student-athletes to uphold at all times,” Thompson wrote in a release posted on the Bluffton athletics website.

South Adams QB out for year

South Adams coach Grant Moser confirmed that Nic Stuber, who left the Aug. 31 win over Bluffton, has a torn ACL and will be out for the rest of the season. Through three games, Stuber was the Starfires' leader in rushing yards (242), all-purpose yards (314) and second in total tackles (24).