Ninth Circuit Judge Roger Young has ordered a temporary restraining order on the South Carolina High School League's decision to rule a Goose Creek player ineligible and disqualify the team from the playoffs.
The ruling will allow the Gators to play Bluffton Friday night.
"We are going to play tonight with confidence that our student athletes deserve to be on that field," said Goose Creek football coach Chuck Reedy.
The SCHSL and Goose Creek officials must meet by Monday at 5 p.m. to decide if the player in question qualifies for extraordinary circumstances that would extend his eligibility. The meeting must be held in open session.
If Goose Creek wins Friday night and the player is again found to be ineligible, Goose Creek will forfeit and Bluffton will move on.
Which brings the question, should Goose Creek be allowed to play tonight against Bluffton?