KING 5 News is reporting that Washington-power Bellevue will go on probation for three years after self-reporting coaching and recruiting violations within its football program. According to the television station, head coach Butch Goncharoff will also have to serve a two-game suspension.
According to the story, a district spokesperson said Goncharoff, along with another coach, provided money to a player for basic needs, which is a violation of Washington Interscholastic Athletic Association rules.
Last year, Bellevue saw its 67-game win streak snapped with its loss to Eastside Catholic in the 3A title game. The loss to Eastside Catholic also ended the Wolverines run of six straight Washington state football titles.