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Thursday, October 18, 2007

Faifo Levale to miss Alaska State Championship

Ejection hurts Juneau for title effort

PUNCHES: ASAA says Crimson Bears lineman won't go against Palmer.

By KEVIN KLOTT
sports@adn.com

Published: October 17, 2007
Last Modified: October 17, 2007 at 04:17 AM

The incident that caused an official to eject one of Juneau-Douglas' top players from Saturday's large-schools state playoff game will keep him from Saturday's championship game against Palmer, according to Alaska's governing body of high school activities.
Crimson Bears senior Faifo Levale was ejected for throwing two punches at a South player after he recovered a fumble for a touchdown. The ejection means the 280-pound lineman must sit out one game -- Saturday's First National Bowl at Anchorage Football Stadium.

A lawyer representing Juneau called the Alaska Schools Activities Association on Monday, said ASAA director of special events John Andrews, asking if the Crimson Bears could appeal.

Andrews said it's a ruling ASAA cannot overturn.

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