Via the CIAC, which announced it will not suspend Wolcott coach Jason Pace for going ovef the 50-point margin threshold of the ‘score management’ policy:
After a review of reports received from both schools involved and the game officials in regards to Wolcott High School’s 62-6 varsity football victory over Sacred Heart on Friday, it has been determined that the proper sportsmanship protocols as written in the CIAC Football Tournament Packet were followed, and that there was no violation of the CIAC Score Management policy by the winning school’s head coach. Due to this fact the review committee will not take any action against Wolcott High School in regards to Friday’s game.”
Of the 15 violations since the policy’s inception, only one school’s coach was involuntarily suspended under the rule, East Hartford’s Dan Lawrence in 2007. Back then, the policy automatically suspended a coach pending any appeals. East Hartford did not appeal.
The policy was amended in recent years. Now, the two participating teams and the head official must submit a report on the game to a review committee which rules on whether a suspension is warranted.
Jemal Davis of NFA voluntarily suspended himself after a 51-0 victory over Stamford last year.