Fossil Ridge forfeits softball game, suspends coaches after self-reporting infraction

After self-reporting an infraction within its softball program, Fossil Ridge has forfeit the team's win over Mountain Range last week, and suspended its coaching staff for the rest of the season.

Fossil Ridge formally self-reported the infraction to the CHSAA office on Wednesday. The incident had been reported to school officials by the coaches on Monday, and the coaches were immediately suspended while the school investigated.

During a game against Mountain Range on Saturday, Fossil Ridge played an ineligible player in an attempt to avoid a substitution infraction. Two athletes were advised by the Fossil Ridge coaching staff to switch jerseys in the dugout in an attempt to cover up the error.

As a result of their investigation, Fossil Ridge has forfeit that win over Mountain Range. In addition, the school has suspended all coaches present for that game for the remainder of the regular season, and any postseason games this year.

The program and coach have been placed on restriction by CHSAA, as per bylaw 2330.1.