The defending B.C. high school football champion Mount Douglas Rams have been sanctioned for alleged recruiting violations.
Mount Douglas was fined $1,500 and put on probation for five years. Any recruiting violations during that time could result in a one-year suspension. No wins or championships will be taken away from the team.
A complaint against Mount Douglas was filed by Belmont Secondary to B.C. School Sports, and upheld following an appeal by Mount Douglas.
The Rams defeated the Belmont Bulldogs 34-0 in a league game played late Friday night at Goudy Field in Langford. Mount Douglas moved to 2-2 on the season. The Bulldogs fell to 0-4.
The Rams have dominated B.C. high school football for close to a decade. Mount Douglas won its fifth B.C. Triple-A championship in eight years last fall in the Subway Bowl at B.C. Place.