HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Supreme Court says a Helena student may play football while his legal challenge to being banned by the Montana High School Association is pending.

The association previously ruled Capital High School student Tyler Taylor ineligible because he passed a high school equivalency test in May.

The association's rules say anyone who receives a high school equivalency diploma is ineligible to play on a sports team.

Taylor sued, saying at 17 he did not meet the age requirement for an equivalency diploma.

The Independent Record (http://bit.ly/1P7SPzM ) reports the Supreme Court issued an injunction that temporarily blocks the association's ban until the court hears the case.

Taylor may still be unable to play in Capital's final regular-season game because a football player must practice at least 12 times before playing in a game.