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    Suffer not the children: HS Coach, Team accused of "bullying" after 91-0 rout

    Texas Dad Alleges Bullying in 91-0 Football Game - ABC News

    This is hilarious. The parent of a loser is filing a bullying charge against the coach of a football team in Aledo, TX for a blowout win.

    From the AP:

    Texas high school coach Tim Buchanan benched his starters after only 21 plays, kept to a conservative ground game and even allowed the clock to run uninterrupted after halftime to hasten the final whistle. Still, his Bearcats won 91-0.

    Now the coach is facing formal accusations of bullying.


    The impressive victory for undefeated Aledo High School, a football powerhouse in suburban Fort Worth that has put up similar numbers against other schools, has forced an investigation after a parent from the opposing team filed a bullying complaint. The complaint, which must be investigated under state law, says Buchanan should have done more to prevent the lopsided score.


    "It wasn't good for anybody," Buchanan said of the Friday win over Western Hills in a Class 4A matchup. "I've sat and gone over and over and over it on what we could have done differently. The score could have very easily been 150 to nothing."


    Western Hills coach John Naylor told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram that he disagreed with the bullying allegation, which Buchanan said suggested his coaches "should have made their players ease up and quit playing that hard." Naylor did not immediately return a call from The Associated Press seeking comment Tuesday.


    Under state law, Aledo's principal must investigate the complaint and prepare a report. The complaint was filed with the school district, which the law requires to provide bullying complaint forms on its websites.


    The University Interscholastic League, the governing body for high school sports in Texas, only has a mercy rule for six-man football that ends a game when one team gets ahead by 45 points by halftime or later. There is no mercy rule for 11-man football, though coaches can agree to end a game early, UIL spokeswoman Kate Hector said.


    Buchanan said Tuesday he wasn't aware of that option.


    There were about 1,500 fans still in the stands at the end of the game, most of them Aledo's, he said. About 5,000 were at the Bearcats' stadium in Aledo at the beginning because it was a recognition night for band members' parents. A cold front that brought rain added another reason to leave when the game started to get out of hand, Buchanan said.


    While blowouts are not uncommon in Texas high school football, Aledo has racked up several of them this season, due in part to being placed in a new district that has not been as strong in football. The Bearcats' average victory margin in four district games is 77 points.


    The University Interscholastic League bases its realignment decisions on enrollment and geographic location to minimize travel time, a move aimed at reducing class absences. When Aledo was placed in a different district before last season, its travel time to the furthest location was cut from two hours to about 35 miles, Buchanan said.


    Buchanan's team, which is averaging 69.3 points a game with a 7-0 record, ran just 32 plays but scored on about every third one during Friday's game. Aledo rushed for 391 yards. It scored eight touchdowns on the ground, two each on passes and punt returns, and one on a fumble recovery.


    "It certainly didn't seem like they were trying to run up the score in this case," Hector said.


    Western Hills had 79 yards rushing and 67 yards passing.


    The UIL follows NCAA rules, but most other states follow guidelines of the National Federation of State High School Associations, said Bob Colgate, the federation's director of sports and sports medicine.

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    Re: Suffer not the children: HS Coach, Team accused of "bullying" after 91-0 rout

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    Texas Dad Alleges Bullying in 91-0 Football Game - ABC News

    This is hilarious. The parent of a loser is filing a bullying charge against the coach of a football team in Aledo, TX for a blowout win.

    From the AP:
    Since the rules said the game could end, the officials should have suggested it. Sans that? Let 'em all get some practice. It's just a damned game, for heaven's sake. Bullying?? Really??

    Seems like "bullying" has joined the ranks of "racist" and "verbal abuse."

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    Re: Suffer not the children: HS Coach, Team accused of "bullying" after 91-0 rout

    If the guy had left in the first string and was playing aggressive the whole game I'd say he was acting like a prick, I'm never a fan of running the score up like that. But since he seemed to do everything he could to limit the damage, I'd say tell the parent to grow a pair. It's just football.

    But regardless, filing a complaint on something like this is just stupid.
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    Re: Suffer not the children: HS Coach, Team accused of "bullying" after 91-0 rout

    I think the parents of the winning team should sue the other teams parents for raising players that sucked so bad.

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    Re: Suffer not the children: HS Coach, Team accused of "bullying" after 91-0 rout

    Won't fly.

    A suggestion for the league they are under? That would have worked better to institute a change for a mercy rule. Furthermore, a request to reconsider the structure of the league would have worked as well.
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    Re: Suffer not the children: HS Coach, Team accused of "bullying" after 91-0 rout

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    Texas Dad Alleges Bullying in 91-0 Football Game - ABC News

    This is hilarious. The parent of a loser is filing a bullying charge against the coach of a football team in Aledo, TX for a blowout win.

    From the AP:
    "Bully" is a silly term to apply here.

    But if they had issues with it being "unsportsmanlike" - then they should have called the game of DURING THE GAME.
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    Re: Suffer not the children: HS Coach, Team accused of "bullying" after 91-0 rout

    Bullying in no way applies to what happened here. The coaches actions even showed that they didn't run up the game and the parent crying "bullying" is an idiot.

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    Re: Suffer not the children: HS Coach, Team accused of "bullying" after 91-0 rout

    I live not-too-far from Aledo. It's the school district in the area that people move to, in order for their kids to go to Aledo schools. It's a relatively small town with a good reputation for excellence and quality, and they are seemingly pretty demanding on their students and expect achievement. The team they played is from an area in West Fort Worth that has declined greatly over the past 30 years, as crime has risen, and businesses have moved out. I'm not at all surprised at the outcome of the game, and I don't buy for one second that there was any "bullying" involved.
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    Re: Suffer not the children: HS Coach, Team accused of "bullying" after 91-0 rout

    Doesn't sound like bullying to me.
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    Re: Suffer not the children: HS Coach, Team accused of "bullying" after 91-0 rout

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    Texas Dad Alleges Bullying in 91-0 Football Game - ABC News

    This is hilarious. The parent of a loser is filing a bullying charge against the coach of a football team in Aledo, TX for a blowout win.
    I cannot see it as bullying.

    If the coach left in his first string players, then he acted in an unsportsmanlike fashion. Sportsmanship should be part of the game, especially at HS level, if he acted in such a manor, remove him from the league. If he did not act in such a manor, then what else was he supposed to do? Have his players just quit playing?

    If both coaches agree, then the game can be ended according to the rules. But how many coaches even know this? Or officials at that level?
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