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Springfield star returns to the field after being forced to sit start of the season

Springfield star returns to the field after being forced to sit start of the season (WKEF/WRGT)

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (WRGT/WKEF) -- The Springfield Wildcats are ready to unleash running back TJ King. The senior sat out the first five games because of a transfer issue.

He left Clark-Shawnee to take high level courses offered at Springfield High School. OHSAA said new rules require transfers to take those courses from freshman year to be eligible. While other players got an exemption, King was denied.

He left the Wildcats after his freshman year to play with his brother Tyree at Clark-Shawnee. Tragically, Tyree King was killed by a drunk driver in 2015 as the brothers were about to train for the season. He continued to play for Clark-Shawnee in his honor, and is now ready to get going for the Cats.

“Being with the scout team, I feel like I'm being prepared to run against a varsity defense, so I feel like when I did come back, and I'm running through drills and stuff, I am comfortable,” King said.

Springfield faces Xenia on the road this Friday at 7PM.

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