Joe Howard, manager of interscholastic athletics for Akron Public Schools, said Wednesday that the Ellet football team has to forfeit its 63-6 victory over rival Springfield on Friday night because of the use of an ineligible player.

Howard said coach Joe Yost discovered the error and reported it to Ellet principal Michelle Marquess-Kearns.

“It is an unfortunate situation,” Howard said. “Thank goodness that they did self-report it. Joe Yost is devastated by this, but they are looking forward to their game Friday night at Tallmadge.”

Howard said the Ohio High School Athletic Association and Springfield have been notified about the forfeit.

— Michael Beaven