In the statement on the Covenant Web site, Queal [head of the school] said the game "does not reflect a Christ-like and honorable approach to competition. We humbly apologize for our actions and seek the forgiveness of Dallas Academy, TAPPS and our community."
"On a personal note, I told the coach of the losing team how much I admire their girls [from the losing team] for continuing to compete against all odds," Burleson [director of the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools]said. "They showed much more character than the coach that allowed that score to get out of hand. It's up to the coach to control the outcome."
UPDATE: I checked out the goals of the Covenant school's athletic program on their website. They sound pretty good. And all but one could be accomplished without the need for competition but rather by promoting community, teamwork, and cooperation. And see this article about the losing team. They have withdrawn from league play for the rest of the season but (see last paragraph of story) may have learned a real lesson about compassion.