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Ala. Supreme Court ruling puts Gadsden in playoffs

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A ruling by the Alabama Supreme Court means Gadsden will be in the Class 6A football playoffs rather than Clay-Chalkville, and that the second season will start on time on Friday night for the state's largest classification.

The Supreme Court issued a decision Thursday evening that voided three rulings by lower courts over Friday's games, and the lineup announced by the Alabama High School Athletic Association stands.

The association had ruled top-ranked Clay-Chalkville must forfeit its nine wins for competing with an ineligible player, putting Gadsden into the playoffs. Clay-Chalkville then got a court order blocking the association. Two other judges gave different rulings.

AHSAA Executive Director Steve Savarese says the ruling affirms that the AHSAA has the right to interpret and enforce its own rules

The decision means Gadsden will be at Mountain Brook, Spain Park at Oxford, Hewitt-Trussville at Hoover, and Vestavia Hills at Austin.

It also means three area teams will be able to play their games as scheduled. Central hosts Foley, Auburn is at home to face Fairhope, and Opelika travels to play Daphne.

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