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UPDATE: UIL gives two-year playoff ban to Alto


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Wow wow wow.... I can't believe they punished them like this all for 3 students not getting reported. They should have a punishment in firing the school board who handles the enrollment information for first time offense. I mean I can see a punishment that was just handed down if the school year had started already and games had already been played. But to tell the juniors and seniors they are being punished for something they absolutely had Zero control over. Just hard to think about the kids in this situation man just absolutely hate it for them.

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The UIL did exactly what I predicted they would do .... really, it's the only equitable thing they could have done without disrupting every team on their schedule .... I hate it for the kids and coaches .....

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1 minute ago, KirtFalcon said:

The UIL did exactly what I predicted they would do .... really, it's the only equitable thing they could have done without disrupting every team on their schedule .... I hate it for the kids and coaches .....

Correct. It’s terrible that the kids are having to pay for something that they didn’t have anything to do with, but rules are rules. Unfortunately, the adults either failed to learn the rules or flat out ignored them. Either way, rules that are put into place to create a level playing field were broken. Claiming “we didn’t know” is like telling the cop “I didn’t know the speed limit dropped to 45 right here!” To allow a school to compete in a district that is below their enrollment and knock a team that did play by the rules out of the playoffs would be the definition of “unfair.” 

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20 minutes ago, neveragain said:

What about the students at the other schools in the D2 district who would have to play against a team who should be D1?  Don't they matter, too?

 

Not yet they never even played a single game in the wrong division. JMO 

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These "who tattled" and "who cried foul" comments boggle my mind.

IF......IF... this was done purposely.... it's the VERY definition of cheating.

The UIL has Classification and alignment for a reason.   It's to enforce competitive balance.

IF Alto fudged their numbers so that they would be a big fish in a little pond instead of a little fish in a big pond..... that's cheating. 

Why vilify the whistleblower?  If this was done purposely..... the villains were the ones that thought it was ok to lie to the UIL.

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Hate it for the kids, but support the decision by the UIL.  I have no idea who the responsible parties were, but suspect it was conspiracy of a combination of members of the athletic department, school personnel at the high school, and the parents of the three students. I did NOT watch the hearings, so my thoughts of what happened are just that … my thoughts.
 

During realignment, we witness speculation of Classification enrollment cutoff numbers. Fans are not the only ones speculating, so are the coaches. If your school is on the cutoff bubble, those coaches are calling to find out the school’s enrollment as the “Snap Shot” date approaches. You have several dads close to the program concerned about their kid’s playoff success by moving up a classification that unenroll their kid before “snap shot” date. The kid goes to class because they may be unaware what their parents did. Did the Superintendent know … possibly no. Did the high school principal know … possibly no. Were coach(es) aware … probably. Were parents involved … probably. Was someone involved with enrollment involved … good chance (but probably trusting the BS of someone else). Were others asleep at the wheel … definitely … teachers that took attendance of the 3 students and failed to sent kids to the office of figure out the issue.

Hate it for the kids and the current coaches, but the UIL has to make examples to prevent future behavior by schools. If any of the former coaches were involved, the UIL should publicly reprimand them and put them on extended probation.

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Not sure why folks think the board is responsible as they “oversee the policies of the district” and not the day to day. The Superintendent signs off on the snap shot numbers, but doesn’t conduct a personal head count. But someone will have to be the fall guy.

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I have a feeling Alto has been doing this for years. Probably since the early 70s and they just got caught. Pull all those state titles away. Once a cheater always a cheater.

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  • LOL changed the title to UPDATE: UIL gives two-year playoff ban to Alto

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