As punishment for using an ineligible player, Dulaney's boys lacrosse team was forced to forfeit its two biggest games of the year.
County athletic coordinator Ron Belinko said the previously 13-3 Lions (now 11-5) used the ineligible player against rival Towson and again in the Baltimore County championship game against Eastern Technical.
Belinko, who is also the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association president, said Dulaney athletic director Bob Dean reported the violation, which reverses both of Dulaney's victories and awards the county title to Eastern Tech.
The player, also used in a loss to private school McDonogh between the Towson and Eastern Tech games, forged the name of a physician onto his physical form, said Dean.
"A player turned in a physical examination that had been forged, and the nurse picked it up," Dean said. "We're familiar with a lot of the doctors, and this particular name turned out to be fictitious. The mother was called, and the player was called into the principal's office where he admitted it."
Dean said the incident puts a damper on the season of the Lions, who reached the 3A-4A state semifinals.
"I regret that one person didn't feel that the rules were not important enough to follow," Dean said. "What he did takes away from the hard work and the efforts of the players and the coach [Gary Schreiber.]"
Pub Date: 6/08/96