The Factor has received close to a dozen emails from angry and upset parents here in the Houston area.
They’re complaining about the referees who officiated the Atascocita versus Allen High School basketball game in the Class 5A regional finals.
Some parents said the refs cheated with a series of calls on the court they simply don’t understand.
The parents say they totally disagreed with the actions of the officials that cost Atascocita the game.
I placed a call to the UIL (University Interscholastic League) for a statement on the issue and to determine if they would investigate.
Unfortunately, I received the response below saying the agency will not look into the matter:
The UIL has been made aware of officiating complaints during the Allen vs. Atascocita boys basketball game. However, any calls made by officials are considered judgement calls and according to section 1204 (q) of the UIL Constitution and Contest Rules, a protest based on a game or contest official’s decision will not be considered.
If you have any further questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.
Kate Y. Hector
University Interscholastic League