SEPTEMBER 29, 1997
WHS drops suspension appeal
by Andrew Walgamott
WOODINVILLE--Falcon football head coach Terry Agnew dropped his appeal of a one-game suspension last week, according to Woodinville High School principal Jan Petersen. "Coach Agnew felt that continuing [the appeal] at this point was detrimental to the team and to the program, and he decided to drop it at that point," Petersen said.
Agnew was suspended when it came to light that the football team had appeared in shoulder pads on the first day of practice, August 25. Doing so is a violation of Washington Interscholastic Activities Association rules that say teams aren't allowed in pads on the first three days of practice for safety and conditioning reasons.
The school had appealed to the KingCo Conference Appeals Board, made up of league principals, to overturn the KingCo athletic director's decision to suspend Agnew. The next step would've been an appeal to the Sea-King District authorities.
Agnew served his suspension by sitting out last Friday night's game between the Falcons and the Lake Washington Kangaroos. The team has also been placed on probation for two years as a result of the violation and will lose revenue-sharing and/or postseason privileges if another infraction occurs during that time.