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Marion County HS placed on 2-year probation for football recruiting violations

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MARION COUNTY, TN (WRCB) -

Marion County High School has been fined $1,000 and placed on a two-year probation for football recruiting violations that took place in September of 2016.

Head Coach Joey Mathes and Assistant Coach Tim Starkey met with a Grundy County High school student-athlete at the Marion County Field House to discuss the Marion County High School football program, according to the TSSAA.

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Mathes will be suspended from all football-related activities and coaching one district-level game from Sept. 11-Sept. 17 against Brainerd.

Starkey will be suspended from all football-related activities and coaching the week of Sept. 18-24 including the district game Sept. 23 against Boyd-Buchanan.

The fines are $500 for each for each year of the probation.

The TSSAA has accepted the self-imposed sanctions Marion County HS has proposed, limiting fall scrimmages and off-season workouts.

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