MARIETTA, Ga. - Another major blow to an Atlanta area high school sports program.
Marietta High School, who had previously been forced to forfeit all of its eight wins last year after an investigation by the Georgia High School Association, now must also vacate their entire 2018 track season as well.
The investigation by the GHSA determined said two student-athletes, who were on the football and track team during the 2017-18 school year, didn't live in the district. School officials said both players have parents who teach for the Marietta School District, but at the elementary level. To be eligible to play, the parents must work for the high school.
The school was forced to pay a $1,500 fine and has been placed on "severe warning status" for the coming year.
The GHSA said this is an ongoing investigation and the school district has appealed.
There were also allegations of recruiting, but the investigation did not find any evidence of that.