After 100-0 Victory, Texas High School Gets Case of Winner’s Remorse

Basketball

In Texas, private Covenant School defeated Dallas Academy 100-0 in a high school girls basketball game on January 13, and the AP reported yesterday that Covenant School now “has a case of blowout remorse.” The Covenant School is now “trying to do the right thing by seeking a forfeit and apologizing for the margin of victory. ” The Covenant School’s Kyle Queal said, “It is shameful and an embarrassment that this happened. … A victory without honor is a great loss.”

Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools Director Edd Burleson: “On a personal note, I told the coach of the losing team how much I admire their girls for continuing to compete against all odds. They showed much more character than the coach that allowed that score to get out of hand. It’s up to the coach to control the outcome.”

Dallas Academy “has eight girls on its varsity team and about 20 girls” in its high school. The girl’s team is “winless over the last four seasons” (AP, 1/22). Read the entire article from the AP

Life’s Lessons: In Dallas, Barry Horn writes today that Dallas Academy Athletic Director Jeremy Civello “told his girls the life lesson they could take from their loss.” Civello: “told them someday they will be on top in a similar situation and they should remember how they felt when some people were cheering for a team to score a hundred points and shut us out. Hopefully, my girls all learned a lesson in sportsmanship that will last them a lifetime” (Barry Horn, Dallas Morning News, 1/23). Read the entire article from the Dallas Morning News