PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. Section 1 officials have stripped the Biondi School of their Class D Championship, according to a report in The Journal News . The Lions are led by former Pleasantville High School coach Bob Delle Bovi.
The article cites Jennifer Simmons, Section 1 executive director, who made the announcement on Sunday. Lance McDowdell, a two-time Section 1 tournament MVP and Biondis star player, was ruled ineligible.
McDowdells home district is Mount Vernon and he was a first-team all-state lineman for Mount Vernon High Schools football team. He plays basketball at Biondi, however, and playing different sports at different schools is a violation of state rules.
Simmons told The Journal News that Section 1 was unaware of McDowdells activities at both schools.
McDowdell has been playing at the two schools for more than a year, yet Section 1 did not notice. He was an all-section lineman for Mount Vernon as a junior and earned tournament MVP honors when Biondi won the Class D championship last year.
Biondi will get to keep its 2011 title, as Simmons told The Journal News that she is not going backward.
Click here to sign up for Daily Voice's free daily emails and news alerts.