Austin, Texas – – The Texas Association of Sports Officials (TASO) announced that it will be investigating allegations related to the state semi-final game between the Lindale Eagles and the Austin LBJ Jaguars.
“Although we did not receive details of specific concerns from the trainers at LBJ High School or Austin Independent School District, TASO has requested a game video provided by LBJ,” TASO announced in a press release on Monday. “TASO officials will review the video game by game.”
Last week, the local NAACP filed a complaint with the UIL after Friday’s game. The Eagles won the game 31-28, but the NAACP said it was only because of unfair administration.
NAACP files UIL complaint about the loss of Austin LBJ Jaguars to Lindale Eagles
The NAACP president in Austin asked the UIL to postpone the state championship game on Friday until an investigation can be completed, but the UIL said it would not.
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After the first half of the game, the Jaguars were leading 28 to 7. In the second half, Fenner said the officials were demanding 16 penalties against the Jaguars while ignoring all but two of the Eagles’ penalties. The Eagles won with a field goal after an LBJ touchdown was recalled.
“I don’t feel like my players and my team lost this game just because we played badly or made bad calls. Yes, some of it took place, but the officials also took part. So me.” It wasn’t the first time a game had been played badly. It won’t be the last time, but it was pretty clear who the officials were going for, “he told Fenner.
Dozens of parents and gamers also believe something is wrong. Austin NAACP President Nelson Linder said he had received about 60 calls and letters regarding the game’s officials.
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