TULSA, Oklahoma – Union wide receiver Kendal Davis has been declared ineligible by the Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association and will play at Tulsa NOAH if all home schooling eligibility requirements are approved.
Last week, the OSSAA Board of Directors upheld a previous ruling that Davis was not eligible to play high school football because he "did not meet any hardship waiver criteria."
"He (Kendal) was denied eligibility by our board at a September board meeting and the next day the judge did not order a restraining judgment to be filed against the OSSAA," said OSSAA Executive Secretary Ed Sheakley.
Tuesday, Tulsa NOAH head coach Joe Blankenship said that Davis will play for the Jaguars "if everything gets approved; verification that he is homeschooling, etc."
According to their web site Tulsa NOAH or Northeast Oklahoma Association of Home Schools is a homeschool organization with the objective of providing athletic and educational services to the homeschooling community.
"NOAH is a non-member school and we allow our member schools to play against non-member schools as long as they are playing by the same rules as our member schools," said Sheakley. "I don't know what their rules are, but as far as our rules we wouldn't have anything to prevent from doing so because it is a non-member team."
Coach Blankenship said Davis will practice with the team Tuesday and depending on if the association approves Davis to play he could be available for the Jaguars game this Friday at Stillwell.