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High school tailback drops $700 plus on dinner for O-lineman...UIL investigating

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by txscoop, Nov 27, 2007.

  1. txscoop

    txscoop Member

    ---Insert from gamer

    Call it the gift that keeps on giving, even if it is a bit of a self-serving one.

    Argyle running back Kyle Frizzell had 132 yards on 25 carries and scored a touchdown to lead the Eagles to a 21-8 win over Graham on Saturday in some nasty weather conditions at Memorial Stadium. The win puts Argyle (10-2) in a Class 3A Division II Region I quarterfinal next week against Snyder (10-2).

    After the game, Frizzell gave all the glory to his offensive linemen. After all, they kind of owed him.

    Frizzell got to 993 yards on the season in last week’s 17-0 win over Clyde, and promised his linemen he’d take them out for a steak dinner when he passed 1,000 yards – only the second 1,000-yard rusher in Argyle history.

    So last week, Frizzell took his linemen and their dates to Silver Fox in Grapevine and dropped $733 on steak, and watching the holes the junior had to run through, it paid dividends.

    ------Allegedly the UIL is looking into this matter to see what actions need to be taken.
    Thoughts? Similar instances??
  2. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    How does a high school kid afford $733 for dinner?
    Where did this happen? Does the kid come from an affluent family?
    And what is UIL?

    And if he just passed 1,000 in his 12th game, he's not all that good.
  3. txscoop

    txscoop Member

    University Interscholastic League,

    It is the governing body for public schools in Texas
  4. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Not the kid's fault. Bill would have been under $100 if the linemen hadn't ordered drinks.
  5. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    Argyle is near Fort Worth/Dallas and is a very, very affluent place.

    That would be funny if the UIL forced them to forfeit, just because Graham is cool. Colt McCoy's dad is the head coach at Graham and his little brother, Chase, has started at quarterback since he was a freshman.

    Edit: As far as the 1,000 yards rushing, Argyle must run the spread, because spnited is right, that is not a very good average.
  6. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Thanks for the info Angola.
    So why would there be a problem with this?
  7. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Re: High school tailback drops $700 plus on dinner for O-lineman...UIL investiga

    If the kid paid of his own money, it may be OK. If the parents bought the expensive eats, it seems like it would be like paying kids who score touchdowns or something. It's receiving something of value and endangering your amateur status.

    FYI, I am afraid to know Argyle's nickname.
  8. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    Bill would have been a lot lower if the linemen had eaten their 72-ounce steaks in an hour.
  9. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    Re: High school tailback drops $700 plus on dinner for O-lineman...UIL investiga

    Well, initially that was what I was thinking, if the parents paid maybe there could be trouble.

    But in reality, why is that any different than having the team over for a spaghetti feed?

    txscoop: Do you have a link to this, or at least the original story? Sounds like much ado about nothing to me.

    And Ace, Argyle is the Eagles. Much worse are the Hereford Whitefaces and the Frisco 'Coons (which has since been changed to the Racoons).
  10. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    What bothered me most was this sentence:

    "After the game, Frizzell gave all the glory to his offensive linemen. After all, they kind of owed him."
  11. txscoop

    txscoop Member

    The original story is just a gamer.
  12. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    You also say "allegedly" the UIL is looking into this.
    Do you know this for a fact? Has anyone written that?
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