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Notebook: Use of ineligible player costs Hancock Central 3 victories

Hancock Central's forfeiture of three region games last week was the result of playing an ineligible migrant student, the GHSA confirmed Wednesday. Hancock was forced to forfeit region victories over Georgia Military, Greene County and Aquinas. Hancock's record is now 1-8 overall, 0-6 in Region 7-A, and out of playoff contention. Hancock will finish its season Friday at King's Ridge Christian. The Aquinas result was especially significant as it gave the Irish a subregion championship that would've gone to Lincoln County (7-2, 5-1). Aquinas (8-1, 5-1) will play Mount de Sales (9-0, 5-0) for the region title on Friday. Region champions are moved to the front of the pack in Class A playoff seedings. Hancock's win over Aquinas on Oct. 18 had been Hancock's first victory over a ranked opponent since 1984 covering 54 games against the top 10.

GHSA clears Jenkins of alleged violations 

Jenkins has been cleared by the GHSA of alleged recruiting violations, Chatham-Savannah Schools confirmed this week to Dennis Knight of the Savannah Morning News. The GHSA earlier this season cited Islands of Savannah for violating GHSA bylaws on recruiting and undue influence and levied four forfeits. The school system later confirmed that Jenkins had come under investigation, but is now exonerated. Jenkins (8-1, 7-0) will play Benedictine (7-2, 7-0) for the Region 3-AAA title on Friday. 

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