UIL Puts Duncanville High School Football Program on Probation, Coach Suspended

Team faces one year probation, coach also suspended for first game of 2020 season

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The State Executive Committee of the University Interscholastic League met Wednesday to hand down decisions on eligibility of student-athletes and issue penalties for UIL rule violations.

The UIL handed the Duncanville High School football program a one-year probation and a public reprimand Wednesday for violating league rules regarding the employment of coaches.

Duncanville High School head football coach Reginald Samples was issued a one-year probation and is suspended for the first game of the 2020 football season.

In Keller, an appeal regarding the eligibility of a Fossil Ridge student athlete was postponed to a later date, the UIL said.

Elsewhere in the state, the committee upheld the ruling of the district executive committee issued to the Beeville Jones High School boys basketball program. The school's forfeiture of three games stands.

Two student-athletes from Gilmer High School and a student-athlete from El Paso Bel Air High School were denied appeals for varsity eligibility, upholding the previous rulings of the district executive committees. 

The morning meeting with the State Executive Committee took place in Pfugerville.

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