FORT WORTH, Tex. – The Aledo High School football team is accustomed to winning and winning big. According to the KDFW the team is 7-0 this season and has scored at least 77 points in four consecutive games. But the TV station reports that the Bearcats’ latest 91-0 victory over Fort Worth Western Hills drove one parent of a Western Hills’ player to file a bullying report.
KDFW says that a copy of the report was released on Tuesday. The parent listed the Aledo football coaches as the offenders and described the bullying as, ‘unsportsmanlike conduct from 7:30-10:00’ and listed ‘everyone in the football stadium’ as a witness.
The parent did not identify themselves by name but concluded by stating, “I did not know what to say on the ride home to explain the behavior of the Aledo coaches for not easing up when the game was in hand.”
Aledo’s head coach, Tim Buchanan, said he did everything he could to soften the blow. He pulled his first-string players in the first quarter and quickly yanked his second-stringers to empty his bench. As the second-half began, the clock only stopped for a timeout or a touchdown and was converted to a continuous clock by the fourth quarter.
He only stopped short of taking a knee. An option, that the coach explained, was off the table.
“I’m not gonna tell a kid that comes out here and practices six to seven hours a week trying to get ready for football games, ‘Hey, you can’t score a touchdown if you get in, you’re gonna have to take a knee,’” Buchanan told KDFW. “That may be the only touchdown that kid gets to score in his high school career.”