Northside Independent School District superintendent Brian Woods, center, talks to the media following an emergency meeting of the University Interscholastic League (UIL) State Executive Committee, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015, in Round Rock, Texas. The UIL, the governing body for high school sports in Texas, called the meeting to investigate two John Jay High School football players that hit a referee and the surrounding events.
Northside Independent School District superintendent Brian Woods, center, talks to the media following an emergency meeting of the University Interscholastic League (UIL) State Executive Committee, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015, in Round Rock, Texas. The UIL, the governing body for high school sports in Texas, called the meeting to investigate two John Jay High School football players that hit a referee and the surrounding events. Eric Gay AP
Northside Independent School District superintendent Brian Woods, center, talks to the media following an emergency meeting of the University Interscholastic League (UIL) State Executive Committee, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015, in Round Rock, Texas. The UIL, the governing body for high school sports in Texas, called the meeting to investigate two John Jay High School football players that hit a referee and the surrounding events. Eric Gay AP

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Linda Robertson has been a reporter at the Herald since 1983. She writes sports features and columns and has covered both the Winter and Summer Olympics beat.