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A question regarding a transfer student's eligibility could threaten the playoff future for 11-1 Bowie (Arlington, Texas).

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Bowie's playoff run in jeopardy.

The University Interscholastic League will rule Monday if Bowie stays or will be replaced by Franklin (El Paso) in the Class 5A Division I Region I semifinal against DeSoto.

Bowie defeated Franklin 31-14 Friday in Midland.

Franklin has received word from the UIL that it should continue as if it won the game.

At issue is a "Parent Residence Waiver'' required for a student not in compliance with residency rules because he or she is living with a parent who is separated.

According to the Dallas Morning News' Corbett Smith, Arlington ISD athletic director O.J. Kemp was contacted by the league on Tuesday regarding the matter.

If the UIL allows Bowie to have a waiver approved retroactively, no action would need to be taken.

The unidentified student in question, a midseason transfer, played sparingly for Bowie as a reserve.