South Johnston football coach suspended


The school also suspended its football coach, Joe Salas. On July 19, the NCHSAA notified South Johnston of rule violations.

School officials have not provided details regarding the violations, but Johnston County Public Schools spokesperson Terri Sessoms says the football program is awaiting word on a possible fine.

"Johnston County Schools takes matters of this nature seriously and is conducting a review of the issues," Sessoms told WTSB.

WTSB sources indicated the football program violated regulations for off season workouts because of body-to-body contact drills.

According to Rick Strunk, NCHSAA associate commissioner of communication, it is customary for the school to release information if there are fines or penalties.

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