UIL To Hold Emergency Hearing Thursday, Could End Veribest's Chance at a Playoff Run
AUSTIN, TX — The University Interscholastic League State Executive Committee has called for an emergency meeting, the organization announced Wednesday. The subject of which will be the Veribest Falcons and a slew of alleged violations.
The UIL sent out the following press release:
"The State Executive Committee of the University Interscholastic League will convene at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 7 at the UIL Office in Austin for a hearing that may impact the UIL football postseason.
A schedule of tomorrow’s hearing follows:
10:00 a.m., AA. Veribest High School: Appeal of District 13-1A Division I Executive Committee Decision Regarding Alleged Violation of Section 1206(d), School Off-Season Workouts, In-School Day Period of the UIL Constitution & Contest Rules, and Alleged Violation of Enrollment Requirements, Athletic Periods of the TEA-UIL Side by Side. This emergency hearing is necessary because the outcome may impact upcoming playoff games.
The State Executive Committee meeting is an open meeting and all interested parties are welcome to attend.
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This meeting comes after Veribest (4-6, 3-1) lost to Eden in their final game of the season last Friday. Despite the loss, the Falcons currently have sole possession of second place in the district and a guaranteed spot in the playoffs.
But that is now in jeopardy. The UIL is seeking to forfeit the rest of Veribest's season due to alleged practice violations they committed throughout the year. If the committee gets their wish, then Robert Lee, who Veribest beat 38-34 in October, would walk away with the second and final playoff bid.
The meeting Thursday morning will be to hear an appeal from the high school with the hopes of reducing the punishment. The meeting will be open to the public.
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