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Drug cartel threat cancels Stony Point game

It's been quite an interesting two weeks for Stony Point's football program, highlighted by a near-loss to Nuevo Leon (Mexico) followed by a defeat at the hands of Wagner. And after Thursday's developments, things got even more interesting.

The Tigers' scheduled Thursday contest against Monterrey Tech (Mexico) was cancelled due to fear of an anonymous drug cartel threat. According to this Austin-American Statesman article, Monterrey Tech received an anonymous phone call demanding $30,000 to cross the United States border. School officials believed that the Zetas, a Mexican drug cartel, may have been behind the potential threat. As a result, the game was cancelled due to safety concerns.

Monterrey Tech was forced to cancel its game last week for the same reason.

Stony Point, which dropped out of the state rankings this week, now has more time to prepare for its next contest against No. 8 DeSoto.

Brandon Parker covers Texas for ESPNHS magazine and ESPNHIGHSCHOOL.com. Follow him on Twitter @brandoncparker or email him at brandon.c.parker@espn.com.