The District 30-5A Executive Committee did what few in high school football ever done — hand the Calallen Wildcats two losses.
In a meeting Wednesday morning, the committee voted not to support a retroactive waiver request for a Calallen football player who was declared ineligible. The decision means the Wildcats were forced to forfeit two non-district wins from earlier this season in which the player was on the team’s roster. The two losses added to the Wildcats’ record have no bearing on the 30-5A standing.
The committee, made up of representatives from each of the district’s schools including Alice voted 6-4 not to recommend to the University Interscholastic League that the waiver be allowed for the student athlete. According to coaches, the player was used by the Wildcats as a holder on two extra point kicks in the games he played.
According to coaches, representatives from Alice, Carroll, Miller, Moody, Ray and King were against approving the request. Representatives from Flour Bluff, Gregory-Portland, Tuloso-Midway and Veterans Memorial voted in favor of the request.
The two games Calallen must forfeit were a 28-7 win against King in the third week of the season and a 48-7 win the next week.
According to the Corpus Christi Caller-Times, Calallen coach Phil Danaher said he will appeal the committee’s decision to the UIL.
The two wins are critical at this point to Danaher’s coaching record since he is closing in on the all-time win record in Texas high school football. With the two wins off his record, he is currently six away from the record.
Calallen is continuing North Zone play Friday at Gregory-Portland.
The Alice Coyotes are hosting the Wildcats in a North Zone game here on Oct. 21.