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Texas: According to the Star-Telegram, a parent filed a bullying report against Aledo High School football coach Tim Buchanan after being on the wrong end of a blowout. The Fort Worth Western Hills parent followed state protocol by complaining on the Aledo HS website. The case is being investigated by the Aledo principal and administration.
Despite pulling nearly all starters early, the team still regularly routes their opponents. The game pushed Aledo’s season scoring pace to 69.3 points a game and running its undefeated record to 7-0.
In four District 7-4A games against Fort Worth schools, the Bearcats have outscored their opponents by an average of 77 points per game.
“I’m upset about it,” Buchanan said. “I don’t like it. I sit there the whole third and fourth quarter and try to think how I can keep us from scoring.”
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I thought football was a man’s game? But, I suppose this reflects the tort-frenzy mindset of America. I understand the parent’s concern; however, filing a bullying report was probably excessive. If they have a problem, parents should unite and go to the state athletic department to try to enforce a 40 or 50 point mercy rule to forfeit.
I highly doubt the coach was trying to be malicious or make himself feel good by beating some teenagers into the ground. The bigger issue is how do some teams recruit such good players in high school? I know some private schools offer scholarships, but what about the others? How are they getting these super-athletes from outside their districts to come play for them? Perhaps America wouldn’t be losing technical jobs to outsourcing if we put more emphasis on math and science–yea, I took it there.
I know Texas football is on a different level than most other states, so I didn’t expect such a sensitive response from them. Would they still have filed the report if they were on the other side?
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