The Lone Star Football League (LSFL) made the decision with a unanimous vote to make the Rio Grande SOL ineligible for post-season play after missing an important deadline. LSFL agreed to host the final game of the LSFL 2014 Season at San Angelo, TX on July 5th versus the San Angelo Bandits and the New Mexico Stars.
Since then the LSFL has been in a legal battle with the Rio Grande Valley SOL after they filed an injunction and subsequent lawsuit against the league and its Executive Committee. This injunction was an effort to stop the game played on July 5th. It was agreed to play a Championship Game in Rio Grande Valley on the 26th of July provided the RGV SOL could support this effort.
After agreeing to this game on July 26th, the LSFL was informed on July 6th the Rio Grande SOL had their Worker Comp Insurance cancelled for non-payment. This again is a major violation of our by-laws. The owner of the RGV SOL was informed of the problem by certified mail on May 30th and kept this secret from the league and the courts. The LSFL gave RGV until the 9th to rectify this problem. They were not able to get re-instated so again the LSFL was forced to take action against the RGV SOL because of the lack of insurance and the game on the 26th of July was cancelled.
The LSFL has tried to treat this matter in a professional manner and understands the frustration and confusion for our fans about the Texas Shootout – LSFL CHAMPIONSHIP. It needs to be known that the Rio Grande Valley SOL Owner Jennifer Andrews has been past due on multiple payments and this has forced LSFL to make these payments for her such as Travel Fees, League Dues, Fines, and Insurance Payments. They had their Workers Compensation Insurance cancelled due to non-payment that ultimately jeopardizes the safety of her own players.
Due to the actions of the Rio Grande SOL management, the LSFL original decision of RGV being ineligible for post-season play was upheld. The SOL were ruled ineligible to play in the Championship game and the San Angelo Bandits were awarded the title of the 2014 LSFL Champions after the win over the New Mexico Stars on July 5th.