Seton Academy will not appeal the sanctions issued Wednesday by the Illinois High School Association, said Seton principal Marianne Lynch.
The IHSA banned coach Brandon Thomas from coaching the team in the next two postseasons. The school, along with Harrisburg, is on probation for the 2013-14 school year. Harrisburg coach Randy Smithpeters is banned from this year's postseason, but could coach if he successfully completes a behavioral course. The officials were also reprimanded for letting the game get away from them.
She said in a statement that the school wants the IHSA to "further address the concerns Seton Academy expressed regarding the overall tournament situation and have been assured by Dr. Hickman that they will do so. We look forward to seeing specific action steps by the IHSA to guarantee this."
Seton players said that Harrisburg players used racial slurs during the game, which Harrisburg won. The IHSA investigation was unable to corroborate allegations made by Seton Academy that members of the Harrisburg team used racial slurs during the championship game, though it did not dispute those claims.
Lynch told The Times she and the school want to make sure the IHSA follows up on the concerns.
We want to be sure to take action to make sure that anything like this doesn't happen again," Lynch said. "Especially with the players or treatment of fans or what takes place on the floor."
IHSA spokesperson Matt Troha did not wish to comment on Seton's news release.