Parkway High School's appeal of an LHSAA ruling was denied today after a hearing in Baton Rouge.  The decision means Parkway will be ineligible for the upcoming 5A state playoffs.

Parkway had been initially found to be in violation of LHSAA rules regarding an ineligible freshman player who saw only limited playing time in five games this season.

The ruling stated that Parkway had to forfeit the five wins the player played in.  The shifting win-loss record also meant that Parkway would not be eligible for the playoffs.

After today's appeal hearing in Baton Rouge, the LHSAA decision was held up.  Parkway will now have to suffer the penalty.  Power points will also shift for many of Parkway's opponents.

Parkway could still pursue further legal action should they choose to.

The result means that Friday's upcoming game between Parkway and Airline will be the Panther's last of the 2014 season.

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