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Jefferson City boys basketball self-imposes forfeits for 13 games


The Jefferson City boys basketball team self-imposed forfeits in 13 games from the 2023-24 season, after the staff realized it did not complete a transfer form for one of the student-athletes on the team.

The school district released a statement on Friday night, which said that an "incorrect assumption" was made in not filing the paperwork, since the student played in JC school district last season. The player temporarily transferred to a non-MSHSAA eligible program, before transferring back to the Jefferson City school district.

Jefferson City said the student did not play until he was academically eligible, but the staff did not complete the proper transfer form.

"Our staff has taken accountability for this error and steps will be taken to prevent something like this from happening in the future," Jefferson City Director of Communication Ryan Burns said in a press release.

The Jays self-reported the problem to MSHSAA once they discovered the issue and forfeited 13 games, as well. You can find the full list of forfeited games, spanning from January to February, below.

  • 1/11 - at Lutheran St. Charles
  • 1/19 - vs. Smith-Cotton
  • 1/23 - at Rolla
  • 1/26 - vs. Parkview
  • 1/27 - vs. Kickapoo
  • 1/30 - vs. Rock Bridge
  • 2/1 - vs. Helias
  • 2/3 - vs. Montgomery County
  • 2/6 - at Hickman
  • 2/9 - at Blair Oaks
  • 2/13 - at MICDS
  • 2/16 - at Capital City
  • 2/20 - vs. Battle

Jefferson City will be in action on Friday night against Ewing Marion Kauffman at Fleming Fieldhouse.

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