That is not correct. The CONNY proposal for 8th grade has a cutoff of 3/2001. If older than that, you can petition. If born in Mar/Apr 2001, players will be 16 during the Spring season. That is actually an appropriate age/birthdate for a 10th grader. Even allowing that is crazy, let alone being able to petition to play if the player is even older.
No, you are wrong. That is a typo its 3/2002. But again, anyone older than that can request to play and they are saying its most likely that they will be allowed.