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Coaches accused of bullying after 91-0 win

Published On: Dec 24 2013 11:37:43 AM CST
Updated On: Oct 23 2013 10:09:47 AM CDT
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A staff of North Texas High school football coaches have been accused of bullying after their team beat a rival school 91-0.

The Aledo Bearcats, who have had an undefeated season so far this year, are known for overwhelming victories. But one parent of player from an opposing team has claimed that the 91-point win constitutes bullying, reports NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth.

Head coach Tim Buchanan said he took measures to slow down the spread. Among other things, he began to put substitute players into the game during the first quarter. But some parents thought he could have made more of an effort to keep the score down, or even quit competing after a certain point. "To go out and tell your kids, 'No, I don't want you to play hard, because we're ahead,' that's against every fundamental coaching strategy that you have," Buchanan told NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth.

The Aledo Independent School District is legally required to investigate the complaint against its football coaching staff. Superintendent Derek Citty said his district will take the complaint just as seriously as it would a complaint that a group of students within the district is picking on a classmate.

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