The UIL Executive Committee has denied the Edinburg Vela boys basketball appeal for playing with an ineligible player.

The Sabercats forfeit 25 games, 11 of which were in district play.

Their season is officially over as Edinburg, PSJA North, Economedes and PSJA Memorial will represent district 31-6A in the playoffs.

The emergency meeting today came after the 31-6A District Executive Committee decided to hand Vela the minimum mandatory punishment for playing with an ineligible player by a 3-0 vote.

Vela self reported the infraction last week.