The failure of either team to be ready to play within one half hour after the scheduled starting time will result in a forfeit to the offended school unless the other school has been informed of some unpredictable circumstance. A forfeit shall be subject to a review by the Executive Director. A forfeited contest shall count in all standings as a loss for the offender and as a win for the opponent.
NOTE: A forfeit is a loss. If the contest is rescheduled, it can be rescheduled as a non-league contest. However, NYSPHSAA regulations dictate that a win or loss by forfeit counts as one of the allowable competitions in which a team may participate.
The Gold Key Award is the highest honor in Section XI that an athlete can receive for sports participation.
1. It is awarded to athletes who letter in eight junior varsity or varsity seasons in grades 10 through 12. Individual school districts can determine whether or not to include cheerleading and/or kickline as criteria.
2. Section XI will present a certificate mounted on a plaque to each athlete who attains the necessary criteria to receive the award. Section XI will bill member schools for the cost of the plaque. The 10K Gold Key Charm is available for those member schools which wish to purchase it.
Member schools are encouraged to award the Gold Key to all male and female athletes who meet the outlined criteria.