Serra High School, the alma mater of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, is now banned from postseason play.
The Central Coast Section has placed Serra’s football team on probation until the end of the 2016 season. The organization is upset about the school's last-minute decision to forfeit a consolation playoff game against Milpitas last month.
The San Mateo private school will have to pay back more than $6,000 to cover game officials and potential concession revenue and gate receipts for the game.
Serra football coach Patrick Walsh said he backed out of the game for player safety reasons.
"I stand behind my decision to this day and will never feel otherwise," he said in a statement. "The decision was made in consultation with and the full support of the Serra administration. At the time of my decision, I only had the best interest of our players' health in mind."
The CCS says the school's decision not to play undermines the foundation of the organization.