UPDATE: Soccer players lawsuit moves to federal court

By Patsy R. Brumfield

Daily Journal

ABERDEEN – Efforts to stop limits on high school athletics participation moved today into U.S. District Court.

The Mississippi High School Activities Association moved a lawsuit there after a hearing was set for next week in chancery court over whether the organization can limit how many independent or select soccer team players can participate on their high school teams.

The case is assigned to Senior District Judge Glen H. Davidson and Magistrate Judge David Sanders.

It wasn’t immediately clear why MHSAA moved the lawsuit from Lee County.

The participation lawsuit was filed earlier this week by 16 players and their parents or guardians from Tupelo and Starkville, who asked the chancery court for a temporary delay in enforcement of the new MHSAA rule. That hearing was set for Tuesday in New Albany.

More details as they become available.