Six days after Salem's high school football team lost its quarterfinal game in the Class 2A State Playoffs at Earle, the Greyhounds learned their season will continue. The Bulldogs have forfeited the game after self-reporting the use of an ineligible player, and as a result, Salem will compete in the semifinals December 15th at Foreman.
Earle had originally defeated the Greyhounds 50-31 last week until they reported their infraction. As a result, the Bulldogs' entire season was forfeited including their 46-6 victory over Salem in the regular season. The Greyhounds' record goes from 6-6 to 8-4.
Salem will have a week to prepare for a Foreman team holding a record of 11-1. The Greyhounds are the fifth-seeded team from the 2A-3. The Gators finished the regular season as the runners-up from the 2A-7 with their only loss being to Mount Ida, the top-ranked team in Class 2A by the Associated Press.
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