GREENVILLE -

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association has denied DH Conley High School's appeal of an earlier decision to make the school forfeit three football games and two wins because of an ineligible player.  The NCHSAA heard a presentation at 5 p.m. Wednesday and then deliberated for 45 minutes.  The organization's members then informed DH Conley school officials that they had denied the appeal but gave no specifics as to why.

DH Conley junior Maleek Gorham was ruled ineligible based on residency issues.  He transferred from JH Rose High School during the summer and played in the Vikings first eight games.  The NCHSAA then determined Gorham falsified documents concerning residency and ruled him ineligible for 365 days.  He will be eligible to play again October 2, 2013.

This is the end of the appeals process for DH Conley High School on this matter.