TX high school football team accused of bullying
POSTED: Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - 8:20am
UPDATED: Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - 8:38am
Aledo, Texas — A high school football team in Texas, accused of bullying, just because of the final score, 91-0. Now, a parent of the losing team has filed a bullying complaint because of the defeat, Ben Russell reports.
Touchdown, after touchdown, after touchdown, Coach Tim Buchanan, Aledo High School, "In actuality we probably could have scored a lot more. If we hadn't done the running clock and done some things. So we did try to keep it down. I was really fearful that we were gonna score 100."
In the coaching ranks that sounds like a nice problem to have, but it's led to what just might be a first, a formal bullying complaint filed against an entire high school football coaching staff because of a game result.
Coach Tim Buchanan, Aledo High School, "Never. I've never heard of a bullying report in a football game."
Although he declined to speak with NBC 5 on camera, Fort Worth Western Hills Coach John Naylor tells us he disagrees with the parent's complaint of bullying against his players.
For his part, Aledo Coach Buchanan says he started substituting players in the first quarter and they ran a continuous clock starting in the third, but he's adamant about the one thing he won't do, "I will say I do not want to get to the point where you tell your kids don't play hard."