Eastwood and the Plano Wildcats will play football after all.
On Thursday, Plano ISD announced it would not to host the second annual out-of-district matchup between Plano Senior High School and El Paso area Eastwood High School, originally scheduled for Sept. 6.
Why? After “consulting” with local law enforcement agencies, Plano ISD administrators said they “felt” obligated to prioritize the safety of the participating players, students, families and communities and canceled the football game.
Frisco ISD Superintendent Mike Waldrip, with the support of the Dallas Cowboys, reached out to Plano ISD on Friday, Aug. 16 to offer the use of the Ford Center at the Star.
“Plano ISD is grateful to Frisco ISD and the Dallas Cowboys for their generosity and community spirit. The district reissued an invitation to Ysleta ISD to play on the evening of Thursday, Sept. 5 at the Star in Frisco, and they accepted.”
Superintendent Bonser said: “Today, three school districts came together to find a solution for students that keeps them safe and allows them the opportunity to send a positive message about sportsmanship.”
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