By ERIC VICCARO
When the National Football League released its schedule, the Dallas Cowboys were given a home game versus the New York Jets on Dec. 19.
The University Interscholastic League Conference 6A Division II state championship was scheduled for the same time at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.
With that scheduling conflict, the UIL set the wheels in motion for a change.
On Monday, the state’s scholastic sanctioning body announced the 2015 11-man state football championship games would be moved to Houston’s NRG Stadium – where the NFL’s Texans play – with contests from Dec. 17-19.
The Texans are scheduled to play at the Indianapolis Colts that weekend.
Both Bowie High School head coach Dylan Stark and Nocona’s Brad Keck were disappointed with the news.
“We enjoyed AT&T Stadium a lot,” said Stark, who took a group of 35 football players to last year’s Conference 3A Division I state championship game between Cameron Yoe and Mineola.
“For a lot of kids, it was their first time in the stadium,” Stark said. “It was a good experience, not really expensive and a lot of fun.” Read more in the mid-week Bowie News.
NRG Stadium in Houston has been named the site for the 2015 University Interscholastic League football championships for Conferences 2A through 6A. The games were moved from AT&T Stadium in Arlington due to a scheduling conflict. (Courtesy photo by The Houston Texans)