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Outcome of East vs. Iowa City West under review

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -- The outcome of a game that took place during the first week of the high school football season is now under review.

East High lost to the Iowa City West Trojans 14 to 35.

During the game an Iowa City West player dressed for both the sophomore and varsity games, which is a violation of the Mississippi Valley Conference rules.

Many thought the game would be forfeited to Waterloo East, but after votes by the athletic directors and principals of conference it was decided that no forfeit would happen.

"Whether it was right or not, there was no malice or ill content or whatever you want to say in regards to that. He was placed in not to run up the score any further or that sort of thing, but he was quickly whisked out of the entire situation after three plays," said Mississippi Valley Conference Commissioner, Randy Krejci.

Krejci says the outcome of the game has only recently been criticized because of the upcoming playoffs.

"As recently as yesterday there was further discussion. We are going to take a look at the bylaws and how it should be written or if there is going to be any modification in the future," said Krejci.

Officials with Waterloo Schools say they will stand by the decision.

"We're going to respect the outcome. They are the rules of the conference and we're going to follow those as a team and a school and respect the processes that are in place," said spokesperson, Sharon Miller.

East High will take on Dubuque Senior Friday. If they win they will come home with a record of three wins and six losses.

What happened was not a violation of any rules of the Iowa High School Athletic Association, only the MVC.

Online Reporter: John Wilmer

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