Two T.C. Williams boys basketball players are likely to be ruled ineligible, forcing the Titans to forfeit a number of wins, head coach Julian King said late Monday.
T.C. Williams Director of Student Activities Bob McKeag informed King of the potential problems before Monday’s practice, King said. The two athletes, who participated in Friday’s win over Woodson, did not practice Monday and will not play Tuesday against Lake Braddock, King said.
“Those kids slipped through the cracks,” King said. “The ball was just dropped. … I’m [angry] that these kids slid through the cracks and no one caught this. It’s ridiculous. I had no idea. There’s no way I would jeopardize these kids’ season for these [likely ineligible] kids to play.”
King said he addressed the team about potentially forfeiting games. He said players “were angry and disappointed at the same time.”
The Titans are off to a 12-3 start, including a 9-0 mark in the Patriot District. T.C. Williams is undefeated in district play during the last five seasons. King is in his second season as head coach of the Titans. He was an assistant during the 2007-08 season when T.C. Williams won the AAA state championship.