The Arkansas Activities Association announced Wednesday that Carlisle will forfeit a total of eight games after the school self-reported a violation by its football and basketball teams to the AAA office.
Sports Reporter at Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Henry Apple is a veteran sports reporter for the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. His primary beat is Bentonville, as well as Gravette and topics that include state schools and the Arkansas Activities Association. During the spring, he handles high school track in Northwest Arkansas. He is a lifelong Arkansas resident.
The infraction is listed under Article III, Section 1, Rule 1, B1 of the AAA handbook.
The AAA said in a release that it has accepted Carlisle's decision to forfeit all four football victories this season. The Bison had originally finished the season 4-6 — 4-4 in 2A-6 Conference play — and reached the Class 2A state playoffs as a No. 5 seed before suffering a 46-8 first-round Hackett.
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