The organization in charge of private and parochial school athletics is allowing greater scheduling flexibility after a controversy surrounding a playoff date on the Jewish Sabbath.
Although the basketball playoffs for the Texas Association of Private and Parochial schools is long over, the controversy over the rescheduling of the games to accommodate an orthodox Jewish school still remains.
An Orthodox Jewish school in Texas has been reinstated to its state basketball tournament after a judge ordered organizers to reschedule the team’s game so it doesn’t conflict with the Sabbath.
A state association has again nixed a request by a Jewish school to move the scheduled boys basketball playoff game so it wouldn’t violate its Sabbath.
The Beren Academy advanced to the semifinals in the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools’ 2A tournament with a 23-5 record and was scheduled to play Dallas Covenant at 9 p.m. on Friday.