"TASO does not believe this decision is in the best interest of Texas High School Football, but we respect the process and the decision of the UIL State Executive Committee" said Michael Fitch, TASO Executive Director. "We are glad to bring closure to this situation we have been dealing with for 15 months. We wish the young man the best as he moves toward adulthood, and trust he has learned a valuable life lesson."
The UIL State Executive Committee has ruled that one of the young men from John Jay High School involved in the on-field assault of a TASO Football member in 2015 will be eligible to again participate in interscholastic activities during the 2017-2018 seasons. Fitch testified on behalf of TASO at the hearing expressing opposition to the player\'s return.