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The most successful King High football season in more than a decade has been slightly tarnished.
The Lions have been forced to forfeit victories against Strawberry Crest and Leto for using an ineligible player. Chargers coach Todd Donahoe and Leto athletic director Lauren Otero confirmed the forfeits Wednesday morning. Neither Lions coach Alvin Davis nor athletic director Dennis Donaldson immediately responded to messages left by the Times.
As a result, King's official record falls from 7-2 to 5-4, but because neither contest was a district game, the Lions' playoff hopes aren't diminished. King still clinches a postseason berth with a win Friday at home game against Class 4A, District 9 foe Hillsborough.
Leto, meantime, picks up its inaugural victory, improving to 1-8. Strawberry Crest moves to 5-3.