Calhoun Football Forced To Forfeit Win Over Alice

Coach Whitaker Apologizes For Mistake

Calhoun football’s most recent win is now a loss.

The official score of Calhoun’s home game against Alice last Friday night is now 1-0 with the Coyotes winning.

The Sandcrabs have to forfeit their 55-7 district win over the Coyotes because they used an ineligible player. Calhoun football head coach, Richard Whitaker, told me it was all his fault, and he apologized to the team over the weekend and to their parents Sunday in a jam-packed meeting at the Calhoun gym.

A Calhoun player was ejected from their win in Gregory-Portland the Friday night before. Coach Whitaker told me he did not receive a report from the Texas Association Of Sports Officials reporting the ejection.

The ejection came in the second half of the game with G-P, meaning the player would have had to sit out the first half of the Alice game. Coach Whitaker checked with three TASO officials about a report of the ejection that was actually never filed.

Coach Whitaker told me that after he told UIL officials Friday night about playing the ineligible player he submitted a report to the UIL Saturday morning. UIL officials called coach Whitaker Saturday afternoon with the bad news. Coach Whitaker told me he should have checked with UIL officials, not TASO officials, and he apologized to his players and their parents about that mistake.

The forfeiture drops Calhoun to 1-1 in district, but the Sandcrabs are still ranked 10th in the latest Dave Campbell’s Texas Football Magazine state 5A Division II poll.