UIL Says Calallen Will Not Have to Forfeit Two Wins

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Dean Bisceglia @Dean_B23
October 19, 2016

Earlier in the season the Calallen Wildcats self-reported violations of an ineligible player playing in two football games against King and Carroll that the Wildcats both won. The UIL heard the Wildcats appeal earlier today and voted in favor of Calallen.

The school did not have a waiver or Previous Athletic Participation Form on file for the student in question. Calallen self-reported the problem according to UIL Texas rules. The DEC allowed King and Carroll, the two schools that would be gaining wins, to vote in the decision to force Calallen to forfeit the two games, but did not allow Calallen to vote in the matter.

The forfeits had no impact on zone play the only thing it impacted was how many games Calallen Head Coach Phil Danaher would have to win to break the all time wins record. Coming into the season Danaher was eight wins away from tying G.A. Moore’s record of 426 wins. Week one Calallen beat Mercedes moving Danaher’s total to 419 then came the two games into question. Now with the wins over King and Carroll back in the win column Danaher sits at 424 and three wins away from breaking the record at 427.

Calallen’s next three games are against Alice (5-2), Miller (1-6) and Flour Bluff (3-4).

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