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ROUND ROCK (AP) – High school sports officials in Texas are questioning whether the coaches of two players accused of intentionally hitting a referee should have done more to calm emotions in what had been a tense game.

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Executive board members of the University Interscholastic League held a public hearing Wednesday on the incident from last Friday when two San Antonio Jay High School players blindsided the game umpire. The incident has drawn national attention.

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Board members called it an embarrassment for the state that will not be tolerated. Committee members directed local school officials to investigate whether Jay High School has a culture of unsportsmanlike conduct.

Board member Gil Garza, athletic director for Dallas schools, said the game was filled with penalties and ejections and was a “time bomb” waiting to go off.

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