How about this perspective. All High Schools belong to their State's Athletic Charters ... bar none.
All HS Athletes sign a form through their parents permission, allowing to and conforming to, that State's Athletic requirements. The young man AND his parents agreed to and consented to the State Athletic requirements.
Does it seem that the young man is being penalized for his achievement as to his Academic pursuit. No.
Is he being penalized as to his Athletic pursuit in his High School pursuits. No.
He and His Parents Authorized it by signing the participation form "required" by the state.
This and Only This needs to be corrected ... or does it? How much further dumb down do we allow before parental and individual responsibility takes precedence? JMO