HS Football Coach: No Bullying Found in 91-0 Win

 (AP Photo/The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Bob Haynes)

(AP Photo/The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Bob Haynes)

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas high school football coach whose team won its last game 91-0 says a district investigation has found “no grounds” to support a bullying complaint filed by a parent of the losing team.

Aledo High School coach Tim Buchanan said Wednesday administrators told him they found no evidence of bullying before or during Friday’s lopsided victory over Fort Worth Western Hills.

State law required the district to investigate the complaint.

A copy of the complaint obtained by The Associated Press accused coaches of “not easing up when the game was in hand.”

The parent, whose name was redacted, said in the complaint, “I did not know what to say on the ride home” to his or her son to explain the behavior of the coaches.

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  • WMassMom75

    So because the team was already going to win, the coach is supposed to tell the boys to stop playing to the best of their ability? Why, so the other team could score knowing that the points were given to them and not actually earned? That’s a bigger slap in the face than not scoring at all. These boys need to absorb the loss, try to figure out where the offense and defense went wrong and move on. Not have mommy and daddy coddle them and blame the winning team’s coach for their loss. Clearly one team brought their A game and the other didn’t. It’s a competition, not a knitting class.

  • ItsMeSpfld

    I agree 100%. My son is 6 years old, and is really just starting in sports. When my daughter, who is 13, played basketball as a very young girl, they had a team that won, and a team that lost. Nobody made anyone else feel bad about it, that’s just the way the game is played. Well, you can imagine my surprise when I sign my son up, and they tell us that “we don’t keep score anymore. It hurts the kids that would have lost FEELINGS.” Ummmm, I’m sorry, isn’t that what sports are about? To play to the best of your ability, and if you don’t win, to work harder to be a better player?
    We are so worried about everyone’s feelings, that our kids are going to grow up never knowing how to compete for anything. And in the long run, that will really hurt them.