Student Well-Being

Drug Cartel Threat Causes School to Cancel Football Game

By Bryan Toporek — September 23, 2011 1 min read

Texas’ Gregory-Portland Independent School District canceled its high school football game against a team from Mexico this week in fear of potential violence.

The district, located near Corpus Christi in the eastern tip of Texas, originally had a football game scheduled against the Mexico-based Monterrey Tech tonight. But the Monterrey Tech team hasn’t exactly experienced smooth sailing this year.

Earlier this month, a game between Monterrey Tech and Stony Point (Texas) High School was canceled because Monterrey Tech received an anonymous phone call demanding $30,000 in exchange for allowing the team to cross the U.S. border.

Ricardo Garcia, communications director for Monterrey Tech, told the

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A version of this news article first appeared in the Schooled in Sports blog.