(UPDATE 9/7/10): Favreau transfer approved)
Edison junior quarterback Chase Favreau has been declared ineligible for the 2010 season by the CIF-SS, which ruled that his transfer from Mater Dei last school year was athletically motivated, section spokesman Thom Simmons confirmed Friday.
Edison coach Dave White said late Friday night that the school will appeal the Southern Section’s decision.
“We’re going to fight this one … to the hilt,” White said. “It’s totally ridiculous. … We’ve got some angry people at Edison.”
White said Favreau (No. 7 above) has made a change of residence and that his transfer paperwork was recently submitted to the CIF Southern Section.
White, entering his 25th year as Edison’s head coach, also said he is concerned with how some transfers are being approved while others are not.
“I don’t get it,” he said. “I’m blown away.”
Transfers have been a hot topic this offseason. Orange County powers Mission Viejo, Mater Dei, Los Alamitos, La Habra and Orange Lutheran have key transfer players in recent months. Irvine’s DaVonte Young was ruled ineligible at Tustin by the CIF because of disciplinary issues and athletic motivations.
As far other quarterback options at Edison, White said the next in line are junior Bryce Campbell (6-1, 195) and sophomore Alek Torgersen (6-1, 180). Campbell had been projected to start at tight end.
The CIF-SS website lists Favreau’s transfer as denied and as “restrict football until 2/9/11.”
The news on Favreau comes just days after it was confirmed by OCVarsity.com that Edison’s top skill player – senior running back/cornerback Davion Orphey – is academically ineligible for the 2010 season.
“Tough couple of weeks for the Chargers,” White said.