General McLane football coach Jim Wells will be allowed to coach this Friday night. Below is an excerpt from an email from the school’s athletic director explaining why:
At the football game on 9/30/16 at GM with 1:11 left to play, GM was issued a series of penalties following an interception that for all intents and purposes ended the game
as a result of the penalties being called, at the time, Coach Jim Wells was issued 2 Unsportsmanlike penalties and ejected from the game. Immediately after the game, the referees discussed the events in the locker room and decided that they had erroneously assessed the two penalties on Jim – instead, it should have been one on a GM Assistant Coach and one on Coach Wells.
Today, we received the game report from the Referee Crew as well as the attached latter from PIAA Assistant Executive Director Pat Gebhart. As a result, the PIAA is rescinding the disqualification of Coach Wells, who will be Coaching on our sideline this Friday vs. East.