An argument over an ineligible player may put the Class four football playoffs on hold tonight. The representatives of the Clayton School district will be at US district court in St. Louis at 9AM to seek a temporary restraining order on a decision by the Missouri State High School Activities association. The association believes quarterback Jairus Byrd is ineligible because he lives outside the district and stripped Clayton of its nine wins, which would have put them in the playoffs. MSHAA says students that live outside the district must wait a year before playing sports, to prevent kids jumping from school to school for athletic purposes. But Clayton school district didn’t think it applied in this case because the family is living in a hotel while they seek a permanent residence and this was a transfer from another state. Rick Kindhart, of MSHSAA said he didn’t know how a temporary restraining order could affect the Class 4 playoffs as a whole. Meanwhile St. Mary’s high school expects to play. They’re taking Clayton’s spot and are expecting to host Vashon tonight.
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