(WTVR) – CBS 6 sports has learned that the suspension of Hanover quarterback Clayton Cheatham will be upheld after an appeal was denied. Cheatham was ejected from the Hawks first round playoff win over Louisa after being charged with two unsportsmanlike conduct penalties in the game. That carries an automatic one game suspension. He will not play in this Friday’s second round playoff game against Dinwiddie.
Hanover was hoping to appeal the suspension, but according to a source, the two principals of the schools could not agree on an appeal therefore the process was ended. A spokesman for the VHSL said the suspension is being enforced by the committee and the organization has yet to hear anything different in the matter.
Cheatham missed 8 games for the Hawks this year with a broken ankle, but returned for the final week of the regular season. In his absence, Marcus Bazala led the Hawks to a 5-3 record. Cheatham scored 6 total touchdowns in last week’s win over Louisa before being ejected.