Mike White reports on the eligibility rulings on several players who transfered from Ambridge.
"Five of the top football players from Ambridge High School have transferred to other schools in the past two months, and the WPIAL has ruled four of them eligible to play.
The WPIAL board of directors had five separate hearings with the players today to determine if their transfers were for athletic intent, which is against WPIAL and PIAA rules. After the hearings, the board deliberated privately for about a half-hour before ruling that receiver-defensive back Isaiah McNair is ineligible to play football at Quaker Valley this upcoming season because he transferred at least partly for athletic intent.
The WPIAL ruled the other four players eligible for this season. Junior RB-DB Davion Jones and his cousin, FB-LB Tariq Jones, are eligible to play at Aliquippa. Junior QB Austin French can play at Beaver Falls and sophomore lineman John Prentice at Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic.
The case is one of the most bizarre in WPIAL history. WPIAL executive director Tim O'Malley said the league had never seen so many transfers from one team in such a short period of time."