The Calallen Wildcats were given their two forfeited wins back.

The Wildcats record changed Wednesday afternoon in Austin after the University Interscholastic League State Executive Committee ruled in favor of Calallen in an appeal. Earlier this month, the District 30-5A executive committee voted against Calallen receiving a retroactive residence waiver for a player who was deemed ineligible.

The player in question participated in the Wildcats’ victories over King and Carroll, but did not have the proper paperwork completed to be eligible. Calallen self-reported the violation of playing the ineligible player, forcing the Wildcats to forfeit the wins.

In a meeting in early October, the committee voted not to support a retroactive waiver request for a Calallen football player who was declared ineligible. The decision meant the Wildcats were forced to forfeit two non-district wins from earlier this season in which the player was on the team’s roster.

The committee, made up of representatives from each of the district’s schools including Alice voted 6-4 not to recommend to the University Interscholastic League that the waiver be allowed for the student athlete. According to coaches, the player was used by the Wildcats as a holder on two extra point kicks in the games he played.

According to coaches, representatives from Alice, Carroll, Miller, Moody, Ray and King were against approving the request. Representatives from Flour Bluff, Gregory-Portland, Tuloso-Midway and Veterans Memorial voted in favor of the request.

The two games Calallen was forced to forfeit were a 28-7 win against King in the third week of the season and a 48-7 win the next week.

Alice is hosting the now 6-1 Wildcats in a North Zone match-up Friday night in Memorial Stadium.