Prime Prep got its football season off to a rough start on Friday night.
Parish Episcopal beat Deion Sanders' new charter school 50-6, with Prime Prep scoring its only touchdown late in the fourth quarter.
It is still not clear whether Prime Prep can compete in District 11-3A this season.
The district's executive committee voted to exclude the Dallas charter school because several of its players improperly transferred from out of the district. But Prime Prep has appealed that ruling to the University Interscholastic League, which has not ruled on the case.
Prime Prep fans were clearly discouraged by their team's performance, but the school's co-founder, D.L. Williams, was quick to point out that the team is made up almost entirely of freshmen and sophomores.
“This is the best type of training they can receive," he said. "They are playing older kids -- bigger kids -- that have been playing together for a long amount of time. People forget our team has only been playing together a small amount of time, and I’m completely confident in coaching staff to take care of our team.”
The UIL will hear Prime Prep’s appeal on Wednesday.