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Oct 23, 2013 10:16 AM by Maddie Garrett

High School Football Game Blow-out Leads to Bullying Complaint

A high school football team in Texas is being accused of bullying, after it beat the opposing team 91 to 0. A parent from the losing team has filed a bullying complaint because of the blow-out game.

"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," said Aledo High School Football Coach Tim Buchanan.

For many high school football coaches, that might sound like a nice problem to have. But it's led to what might be called a first - a formal bullying complaint filed against an entire high school football team coaching staff because of a game result.

"Never. I've never heard of a bullying report in a football game," said Buchanan.

The Fort Worth Western Hills Coach, John Naylor, declined to speak with NBC on camera. Still, he said he disagrees with the parent's complaint of bullying against his players.

For his part, Aledo Coach Buchanan said he started substituting players in the first quarter, and they ran a continuous clock starting in the third quarter.

But he said there's one thing he didn't, and won't do.

"I will say I do not want to get to the point where you tell your kids don't play hard," said Buchanan.

 

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