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CRANDALL, Texas — Midlothian Heritage has forfeited last week's 23-7 win over Crandall after self-reporting an ineligible player and, in doing so, relinquished the district's top spot and a playoff berth.

A Midlothian Heritage football player was ejected during the first half of their previous week's matchup against Athens which, according to a UIL rule change in 2018, would make the player ineligible for the first half of their next game. In Midlothian Heritage's case, their matchup against Crandall.

Prior to that rule change, players ejected in the first half of a game remained eligible to play in their next contest, KBEC Sports reported. Players ejected in the second half were ineligible for the first half of their next matchup.

With the forfeiture, Crandall moves to the top spot in District 9-4A with a 3-0 record, 6-2 on the season. Crandall will round out district play with matchups against Quinlan Ford and Athens which, combined, are 1-5 in district play.

Midlothian Heritage's forfeiture was first reported by Dave Campbell's Texas Football reporter Matt Stepp.