Welcome to Burges Athletics

AthletiCs Department Welcomes NEW Head Football Coach and Campus Athletic Coordinator:

 James McNeil “Neil” Routledge 

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Coach Routledge has been introduced to our campus as our next head football coach at Burges High School.  Former Del Valle HS coach, Routledge is also a Burges alumnus and will proudly lead the Mustang Football program as he tries to connect our past with our present. “A proven winner and the best qualified candidate and he happens to be a Burges graduate.” Dr. Woods stated at welcome assembly.  Prior to Del Valle, Routledge was a varsity football offensive coordinator at Ysleta High School. 

James McNeil Routledge IV
Head Football Coach and Campus Athletic Coordinator
Burges High School
Phone (915)236-7262
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Burges HS Athletic &  Extra Curricular Activity Eligibility

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*  Eligibility checks will be at 6 weeks:  1st nine weeks, 2nd nine weeks, and 3rd nine weeks.

*  All classes will count toward eligibility

*  Pre-AP, AP, and Dual Credit no longer not exempt

*  One waiver for one class per sport

*  Grade must be 60% or above

*  Students regain eligibility according to UIL calendar

*  Purpose is to raise the minimum standard in all classes.