MB High School senior keeps positive attitude after told he can't play sports anymore

Julian Warmbo stays positive after rules won't let him play sports
(Source: Julian Warmbo)
(Source: Julian Warmbo)

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - One Myrtle Beach High School senior is keeping a positive attitude after finding out he could no longer play football or any sports in high school because of eligibility rules.

Julian Warmbo is a transfer student from Norway. He was supposed to enter 11th grade in the fall of 2013, however all of his credits didn't transfer and he was placed back in the 9th grade. SC Laws state that once a high school student enters 9th grade they are only eligible to play sports for eight semesters, and because Julian had to take additional semesters at MBHS that put him over the eight semester mark.

MB High School was able to work out a deal to catch him up with 9th and 10th grade, so he could enter 11th grade in the fall of 2014.

"I was just starting to get really good at football and even moved up on the team because I was getting stronger and faster," Julian said.

After finding out he couldn't play sports anymore he still showed up to practice with the team.

Warmbo's mother said, "he doesn't talk about it much, but he is a strong kid for attending and watching his teammates play while he sits on the bench."

Even though Warmbo faces some challenges ahead, he's still excited for his future and hopes he can inspire others on and off the field.

Warmbo said he would definitely try out in college and would be interested in trying out to become a walk-on in college.

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