Northeast forward Auggie Sanchez received a six-week suspension from the Florida High School Athletic Association after being ejected from a game during the team’s holiday tournament two weeks ago.
Sanchez received two technical fouls, which is an automatic ejection. The officials said it was a Level 2 infraction, which draws a more severe penalty. Sanchez would be able to return on Feb. 8, the night of the Class 7A, District 10 championship game. The school is appealing the ruling to reduce the suspension.
Northeast athletic director Greg Zornes said the suspension was for swearing.
“We’re not saying to eliminate it completely,” Zornes said. “We just feel like the punishment does not fit the crime.”
Seminole’s Matt Cassity also was ejected during the same tournament, but was back after two games because it was a Level 1 infraction.