Landstown, the defending Virginia AAA Division 6 football champion, has been forced to forfeit four games for using an ineligible player and will miss the playoffs unless it wins an appeal, its principal said.

Principal Brian S. Baxter told the Virginian-Pilot that the player participated in games against Tallwood, Ocean Lakes, First Colonial and Salem. Virginia High School League guidelines call for forfeiture when an ineligible student competes.

The student, who has not been identified, enrolled at Landstown last year using a false address on several documents filed with the school, Baxter said. The player lives outside Landstown's attendance zone and is no longer enrolled, he said.

A decision on Landstown's appeal is expected on Monday.

The Eagles finished a 10-0 regular season with a win over Bayside on Thursday night.

On the field, Landstown has won 23 consecutive games.

Saints Advance

St. Stephen's/St. Agnes won its Virginia Independent Schools Division I field hockey semifinal, defeating Collegiate, 4-3 in penalty strokes, after a 1-1 game in Richmond. The Saints will play St. Catherine's of Richmond today in the final at 11 a.m.

Liberty for Warley

H.D. Woodson senior center Avery Warley has signed to play women's basketball at Liberty University. Also signing: Good Counsel guard Briana McFadden and Madison senior guard Christy Cushnie, both with Holy Cross.

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