This is the full text of a statement issued by Carroll ISD after the University Interscholastic League denied the eligibility of Southlake Carroll High School quarterback Daxx Garman.

We appreciate the time and attention representatives from the University Interscholastic League and the local District Executive Committees have given to this student eligibility case. Regardless of the outcome of today s hearing, Carroll ISD remains steadfast in its quest to comply with UIL rules while also protecting the rights of the students and the families who reside in our district.

Today was about the family s opportunity to provide the UIL with the facts of this case so the UIL could fairly apply its rules and regulations in determining this student s eligibility. Our disappointment in this situation comes from how the ensuing media coverage and negativity affected this high school boy and his teammates.

CISD will continue to work under the oversight and guidance of the UIL in all matters related to residency and eligibility. While the general public may not understand our responsibility to guard and protect student records, we believe the parents of our students do understand and would want CISD to respond in the same manner for their children.

In the spirit of our long-standing tradition of academic, fine arts and athletic excellence, Carroll ISD will continue to focus on serving our Dragon families.

Julie Thannum
Carroll ISD Executive Director of Communications & Marketing

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