Pike County Central must forfeit all eight of its football victories last season as part of penalties imposed by the Kentucky High School Athletic Association following an investigation of the Hawks' program.
KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett said a nearly yearlong investigation centered on violations of transfer and recruiting rules by Pike Central.
The sanctions against Pike Central also include: Coach John Chapman will be suspended for one third of the team's games in 2011; the school must reimburse the KHSAA about $3,000, the cost of the investigation, and pay a $3,500 fine, and institute a required training program for all coaches conducted by the KHSAA.
Pike Central principal David Rowe said he realizes "this is a black eye on our school district, and our school in particular ... We want to ensure that this or any similar event does not happen again."
The Hawks' football program will be on probation through the 2011 season.
"It is never easy to place sanctions on a school and potentially penalize young people, their families and school communities," Tackett said. "However, the violations that have occurred are extremely serious in nature and our member schools expect this office to investigate and administer proper penalties."