A crazy thing happened this week in Texas. Last Friday night, Aledo High School’s undefeated football team won their seventh game of the season, beating Western Hills 91-0.
Wait, that’s not the crazy part.
Aledo has won each of their games by an average of 77 points. No, still not to the crazy part.
On Saturday morning, Aledo’s coach was informed that a Western Hills parent had filed a bullying claim against his team — for winning Friday night’s game.
Now we’re to the crazy.
The parent who complained, according to CBS Local Dallas/Ft. Worth, felt that Aledo coach Tim Buchanan should have insisted that his players ease up on the Western Hills team. Buchanan disagrees: “I would never tell them, ‘Go out and let them score’. That’s not what you want to teach kids.”
So did Buchanan let his team run roughshod over the Western Hills players? No. “Buchanan said by halftime, when his team was up 56 points, he began actively trying to keep the score down,“ CBS Local Dallas/Ft. Worth reported, ”subbing in backup players, letting the clock run continuously, and instructing players to make fair catch calls.”
In other words, he coached a fair and sportsmanlike game.
But there must be more to this, right? Aledo’s players must have been trash talking the Western Hills team, acting ugly, getting up to something other than a damn good game of football on the field. Right?
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