Sports Briefs 09-12-13

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Jaguar boys soccer, football forced to forfeit wins

The Capital Jaguars boys soccer team was forced to vacate its four season-opening soccer wins after it was determined the team had used ineligible players.
The forfeitures, of wins over Taos, St. Michael’s, Santa Fe Prep and Valencia, come just days after the Jaguars were forced to forfeit a football win over Socorro when it was likewise determined an ineligible player entered the game.
Since the forfeitures, Capital’s boys soccer team has gone on to win games over Del Norte and Moriarty, both Class 4A schools. The Jaguar football team, which was idle last week, is scheduled to face Valley tonight.

Loving High cancels 2013 varsity football season

CARLSBAD — Fans of the Loving Falcons will have to find their varsity football elsewhere the rest of this fall.
The school district for the southeastern New Mexico town of Loving has canceled its 2013 season following a 51-0 loss to the Hagerman Bobcats.
Four Loving players were injured, and Athletic Director and football coach Doug Santo says concerns about player experience and safety are chief among the reasons for the decision.
Santo told the Carlsbad Current-Argus that his 22-player lineup is mostly made up of freshmen, with only one senior and five juniors.
School district Superintendent Jesse Fuentes says ensuring the safety of students was forefront on administrators’ minds this football season.
-Staff and wire reports