Eagles News · UIL Press Release Information


Eagle Nation,

Please see the press release below from the UIL that was made shortly after the Governor announced that all schools will remain closed for the remainder of this school year. We were really hoping and looking forward to continued seasons this year but can certainly understand that not becoming a reality now. We will send out more information in the near future on how your student-athletes will be able to gather their belongings from athletic lockers and/or return school issued equipment/uniforms. We will also send out information on our summer camps if and when we are permitted to hold those. I am saddened for all of our athletes who had seasons cut short and goals unfulfilled this spring, especially our great group of seniors. Seniors we love you and know that this is not how you saw your senior seasons going, but we are confident that this will make you stronger and more determined than ever to continuously push and strive towards your goals in life. We wish you nothing but success in the future as you all certainly deserve it.

PRESS RELEASE FROM UIL:

With the announcement from Governor Greg Abbott that all Texas schools are to remain closed to in-person learning for the remainder of this school year, and in an effort to help protect the health and safety of Texans, the University Interscholastic League (UIL) is canceling all remaining 2019-2020 spring activities and state championships.

“Our staff had been working hard on plans to resume activities this spring, but without schools in session, interscholastic activities cannot continue,” said UIL Executive Director Dr. Charles Breithaupt. “Our highest priority during this challenging time is ensuring the health and safety of our students and communities and making progress in the containment of COVID-19 in Texas. We are now turning our attention to the 2020-2021 school year.”

Practices, rehearsals, and workouts remain suspended until further notice. The previously communicated information allowing remote instruction remains in place. The UIL will continue to follow the direction of state authorities and will work closely with member schools to navigate this unprecedented time.

“I am grateful to the UIL staff for their leadership and dedication to students,” said UIL Legislative Council Chair Curtis Rhodes. “Together we will get through this and we look forward to the day students are once again able to participate in education-based interscholastic activities.”

Further details will be forthcoming. Please continue to check the UIL website and social media accounts for updates.