An investigation into an alleged violation of the Southern Section's code of ethics by Capistrano Valley High School has begun in the wake of charges filed by El Toro High officials.
The charges stem from Capistrano Valley's preparation for its South Coast League football showdown against El Toro last week.
El Toro school administrators met with Southern Section officials Friday afternoon before the game and again on Monday.
Bob Ferguson, acting principal at El Toro, said the school will conduct a hearing on the matter as soon as possible. Ferguson, a vice-principal, became the school's acting principal after Don Walker died from a heart attack Monday.
"We have the allegations on record with the CIF (Southern Section) and there will be a hearing just as soon as possible," Ferguson said. "We felt the incident was a serious violation."
Capistrano Valley, the top-ranked team in Orange County with an 8-0 record, defeated El Toro, 22-21. It was the Cougars' first victory over El Toro in three years.