As we previously reported, the Clayton Valley Charter High School football team will be forced to cancel six practices after a panel of three Diablo Valley Athletic League (DVAL) Principals found the charter school conducted illegal practices and scrimmages, according to the DVAL.
The original penalty would have also forced CVCHS to cancel their first game of the season, the Honor Bowl, against a high school from Carson City, NV, however, the DVAL has adjusted the penalty against the school so the team can play in the Honor Bowl.
DVAL Commissioner Craig Lee says “After reviewing Clayton Valley Charter High School’s request to adjust the practice penalty dates to allow the Honor Bowl game to be played on August 30, 2014, the DVAL hearing panel has agreed to adjust the dates on which CVCHS must miss practices and accepted their proposal for additional agreed upon penalties. The adjusted decision penalizes CVCHS but does not penalize the student athletes, volunteers who put on the Honor Bowl or the veterans who benefit from the Wounded Warrior Program.”
“The panel has further clarified that CVCHS coaches may have no contact whatsoever with the players outside of school hours on those days where practice is not allowed. This includes conditioning and weight training,” Lee said.
There will be a total of six no practice dates:
- August 11-13, 2014
- September 8, 2014
- September 15, 2014
- September 22, 2014
CVCHS was penalized because of three illegal practices which were held on June 2-4, and two illegal scrimmages against the Diablo Valley College football team and the Byron Boys Ranch High School football team, according to DVAL Commissioner Craig Lee.