BOONVILLE, Mo. (KMIZ)
Updated on Oct. 8:
The Boonville School District said that it follows all MSHSAA policies.
"Media reports stating the Boonville School District has allowed any students to play in football games this season despite an ineligibility status and in violation of MSHSAA by-laws are completely inaccurate. The District abides by MSHSAA by-laws and had previously confirmed with the Executive Director of MSHSAA that no student has participated in football games this season during an ineligible status. These rumors that have been given weight by inaccurate news reporting not only negatively impact our District, staff and football program, they are also incredibly hurtful to our players," Boonville Superintendent Sarah Marriott said in a statement.
A Boonville High School four-star football recruit is facing charges after an incident in March.
A Cooper County prosecutor has charged DJ Wesolak with first-degree harassment and fourth-degree assault.
According to court records, the incident happened on March 21 and a warrant for Wesolak arrest was issued on May 21.
The warrant was recalled and a summons was issued on Aug. 18. A condition of the summons says that Wesolak has no contact with the victim or their family. Details about the incident were not immediately available.
Wesolak will be arraigned on Oct. 26.
According to the 2021-2022 MSHSAA handbook, Wesolak is not considered eligible until "all matters have been concluded within the legal system and your school."
ABC 17 reached out to Boonville head coach Greg Hough and he said he had no comment, however, he did add that, as of now, Wesolak will not play on Friday.