Flagler Palm Coast’s football coaches and administrators knew a penalty was coming after they reported to the Florida High School Athletic Association that they had mistakenly allowed an ineligible player to appear in the team’s first four games of the season.

They reported the error on Sept. 21 after a miscalculation in the student’s GPA was discovered. They didn’t tell the team until the FHSAA ruled on Oct. 31 that FPC would have to forfeit its first four games, three of which were wins.