Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Bonner-Prendergast appeal to PIAA denied

On Tuesday in Mechanicsburg, Bonner-Prenergast lost a second appeal to the PIAA to have Sonkarly Winpea, a transfer from Upper Darby, cleared to play football.

Bonner-Prendergast appeal to PIAA denied

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On Tuesday in Mechanicsburg, Bonner-Prenergast lost a second appeal to the PIAA to have Sonkarly Winpea, a transfer from Upper Darby, cleared to play football.

After an hour-and-a-half hearing, Friars coach Greg Bernhardt said the PIAA board, made up of 10 or so, convened and then, after meeting "for only seven or eight minutes," announced their decision.

"I thought it was a waste of time for us to go up there," Bernhardt said "It seemed like they didn't even put any time into it."

Winpea, a speedy 5-foot-9, 180-pound senior and two-way back, is only allowed to practice with the team.

"I'm disappointed," Bernhardt added. "The only one who is being hurt here is the kid, a 17-year-old kid."

-Rick O'Brien

Rick O'Brien Inquirer Columnist
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Rick O’Brien has been at The Inquirer since 1993, primarily covering high school sports in Southeastern Pennsylvania. Reach Rick at robrien@phillynews.com.

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