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Fort Hill Football Team Accused Of “Cheating”

October 18th, 2018 by WCBC Radio

WCBC has been working on a story in the past week that alleges the Fort Hill high school football team used direct radio communication to align its defense in the Sentinels 16-9 victory two weeks ago over Southern in Oakland. The accusation is coming from Southern which has game video that seems to have a Fort Hill coach calling defensive sets within one or two seconds of the snap of the football.  In this case, direct radio communication would be using technology similar to that used by NFL teams to communicate plays from the sideline to the quarterback, with a radio receiver in the helmet. The allegation is that Fort Hill coaches were able to read the Southern offensive set, and then call the best defense to stop plays run from that set from whatever formation was shifted to just before the snap. National high school rules prohibit the use of such technology.  WCBC has the video and is having it analyzed by those with coaching experience both on staff, and outside of the station. So far, mixed reviews. Indications are that other coaches on Fort Hill's schedule also have the video for their review.  Southern is reserving comment until there is a ruling from the MPSSAA. Fort Hill is next in action Saturday afternoon and WCBC will bring you that game live as part of our high school football coverage on our FM station.

5 Responses to “Fort Hill Football Team Accused Of “Cheating””

  1. October 18, 2018 at 9:04 pm, Ricardo said:

    I guess since Allegany is done for the year, this is considered newsworthy. This is ridiculous.

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  2. October 18, 2018 at 9:14 pm, April said:

    I think that is a bunch of crap why would fort hill want to cheat sorry southern they are just that damn good they bust their butts every season. Y’all are just mad cuz you lost. When it comes back that they didn’t cheat y’all are going to look like fools

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  3. October 18, 2018 at 10:21 pm, kevin said:

    The MPSSA vindicated Fort Hill by a 6-0 vote. There is no evidence the team and coaches cheated.

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  4. October 19, 2018 at 8:01 am, Carri Hamilton said:

    THOSE WHO EVEN QUESTIONED THE VALIDITY OF THIS COMPLETE AND OBVIOUS ATTEMPT TO AVOID SEEING FORT HILL IN THE PLAYOFFS SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELVES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! FORT HILL PLAYS HARD NOSE HONEST FOOTBALL, NEVER WOULD THEY NEVER WILL THEY CHEAT! IT’S NOT IN THEIR BLOOD! I THINK THE COACHES WHO SPREAD THIS NONSENSE TO FORT HILL’S PREVIOUS AND FUTURE OPPONENTS SHOULD BE FORCED TO RESIGN! IT IS SLANDER IN THE LEAST!

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  5. October 20, 2018 at 10:58 am, Jason A Michael said:

    Lets see the video…

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