Three-time national champ Berwick HS suspends football program for investigation into transfers

by Jeff Fisher

Berwick Bullodgs footballThe Citizens’ Voice is reporting that Berwick High School has suspended its football program for two weeks while district officials conduct an internal investigation into the transfer status of two student-athletes. 

The newspaper says it’s confirmed through two sources that the investigation centers on two players who left Nanticoke High School in April to enroll at Berwick, which has won six state titles and three mythical national titles from USA Today.

The Bulldogs are coached by George Curry, who enters the 2015 season fifth on America’s all-time football coaching victories list.  According to the NFHS Record Book, Curry owns a record of 446-99-5.

USA Today crowned the Bulldogs national champions following the 1983, 1992 and 1995 seasons.

The Citizens Voice reports the two week suspension means the team must stop its off-season conditioning program.

It is against Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association rules for students to transfer for athletic reasons.

The Citizens Voice story goes on to state that the school will take as much time as it needs to make sure it has all the facts in the case.

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Jeff Fisher
Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.