Pullen’s resignation as AD coincides with the Dunbar football team having forfeited its Weeks 9-10 games last month for playing an academically ineligible player. That resulted in Dunbar not qualifying for the Division IV, Region 16 football playoffs.
Dunbar’s forfeits also had a collateral effect on playoff positions for other teams. Southwest Ohio Public League and City League rival Belmont benefited enough to make the D-III, Region 12 field, losing to St. Marys Memorial in its opener. However, Cincinnati Princeton (D-II) and Piqua (D-III) were bumped from qualifying for the postseason.