Skip to comments.Bullying Football Team: Did the Coach Go Overboard in 91-0 Win?
Posted on 10/23/2013 7:31:10 AM PDT by massmike
A high school football coach in Texas was slapped with a formal bullying complaint after his team won 91-0 on Friday.
Aledo High School, the football team that put up a score youd expect to see in a basketball game, has scored 77 points or more in their last four games. This is the first complaint that has been filed against head coach Tim Buchanan for his teams blowout victories.
The dad of a player on the team that was blown out, Western Hills High School, claims Buchanan encouraged his players to bully their opponents by running up the score.
Buchanan is adamant that no bullying occurred in his teams win. Not only did he pull his starters in the first quarter, his third string players were on the field when the clock ran out. After the first half was over, the officials began running a clock that didnt stop unless a timeout or score occurred and in the fourth quarter, the officials used a continuous running clock, so the score could have reached triple digits.
Neither Buchanan or his team were happy over the victory. We were just sitting there, Buchanan said. Youd have thought we got beat. I looked around and asked, Is there anyone here that feels good? Buchanan says that while such victories arent anything he takes pleasure in, he cant tell his kids to quit, either.
Im 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 cant score a touchdown if you get in, youre gonna have to take a knee, Buchanan said. That may be the only touchdown that kid gets to score in his high school career.
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What a joke.
The more dominant team beat up on the challenged team...and it's the more powerful's team fault for being too good...
If you can't play the game, then don't take the field...
I suppose he should have taken out his third string players and sent the cheerleaders out to play.....
I don’t know if Texas has class football, but it seems to me that Aledo HS needs to play up a class or two.
As long as they aren’t shooting steroids, and paying players with cash, cars and girls, then what’s the problem? And if they are, then the boys are ready for playing in the SEC.
Either way it reflects pretty poorly on the other coach - seems like his team just rolled over.
Heard a story about this on the radio this morning. The coach took out his starters halfway through the first quarter. And he asked the refs to keep the clock running no matter what. He could have scored a lot more.
Winning is losing. Losing is winning.
A lawsuit for this...what a wussified society we have become. Have been on BOTH sides of butt whipping but I didn’t complain about it!
when i was in boy scouts, my patrol won every competition the troop had, and won a blue ribbon in the regional camporee. the leaders broke us up. our troop would win no more regional blue ribbons, and we all were quite miffed. and the crybabies still cried.
>>>The dad of a player on the team that was blown out, Western Hills High School, claims Buchanan encouraged his players to bully their opponents by running up the score. <<<
The fact that is was a “dad” making this ridiculous “bullying” complaint, is a hundred times worse than if it were a mom (still stupid, but more understandable given maternal instincts and the gender gap).
As I see it, the poor football player has “two moms” and no real dad. Having such a simpering wuss for a “father” must be a million times more humiliating than losing 91-0.
If that's the case...then there is nothing to criticize here. Every blow out is different, and I know a lot of people like to jump in 100% on one side or the other....which rarely reflects reality. But if his subs were in the game for the most part, this result is what it is. There's no need to humiliate a team you are superior too, but it's not proper to ask subs not to play hard either.
No. If you don’t want a team to beat you 91-0, then don’t suck.
Apparently. Metrosexual football for all!!!
Honestly, it is probably classy if they’d pull back a bit....but that should be their choice to do it or not. Life is tough and you have to work and fight to make it. Getting your a$$ handed to you is almost always an extremely valuable lesson for later on.
Losing in a mismatched football game is motivation to work harder you improve your game. It is an opportunity to learn a lesson that will serve the players on the losing team for the rest of their lives.
Be prepared or be embarrassed.
Haha. I like that.
“If you don’t like your lot in life: Don’t suck”.
Words to live by.
“It is an opportunity to learn a lesson that will serve the players on the losing team for the rest of their lives.”
Kinda hard to learn when the wussified adults are in the way.
A good lesson for the losers. To get up and try again.
It’s not about being prepared. The losing team may very well have been prepared, but just not good enough. Given the facts here, where the coach took out his starters in the first quarter, it doesn’t seem to be an issue.
But at the high school level, sports are about learning teamwork, sportsmanship, and fair play. At higher levels of sports, the story is different. But embarrassing your opponent by running up the score teaches the exact opposite of sportsmanship and fair play that should be goal at high school level. It’s not appropriate.
The losing coach could have forfeited at anytime. But quitting doesn’t build character. In life you learn more from losing than from winning. Mommy needs to shut up and let her boy be a man.
I dont know if Texas has class football, but it seems to me that Aledo HS needs to play up a class or two.
We do. Trouble is - we don’t have enough classes. We only go as high as 5A. Some states go to 6A. Not sure why Texas (check that - I know why Texas doesn’t) It’s the UIL baloney.
Anyhoo - we have two division within 5A - which further adds to the confusion.
Greetings from Houston, DFW.
Figures we are both Texans.....
The other made the choice to keep sending their players out onto the field after each touchdown against them, for all four quarters. They could have refused to receive the ball following each post-touchdown kick :)
Since when? High school football is becoming big business.
The Taiwanese had an 11-0 lead by the 4th inning. After Spain finished their at-bats scoreless in the bottom of the 4th, they called the game. There was a mercy rule in effect which ended the game with a 10 run lead. Since we are talking about kids, it seems like that should be the rule here. I'm not sure what the football equivalent is of a 10 run lead, but maybe 42 points ahead would be a good start.
I'm not faulting the winning coach. He did the right thing by putting in his third string and keeping the clock running, but there was a serious mismatch in the teams from the get-go.
The 1st string was taken out at the end of the 1st quarter. 17 different players handled the ball for Aledo.
Everything I've read and heard tells me that the winning coach did everything possible to minimize the scoring.
Nobody kills themsleves over missing a jump shot. It doesn't happen. Bullying is real, and it's awful. But this ain't it.
That's old school. Now you go whine to the government when you don't get your way.
Oklahoma State beat Savannah State 84-0 last season.
Agreed - the bench guys should have been out there long ago - and I have no idea if they were or not. And they bench should have been playing not as any courtesy to the other team, but rather that if you don't give those bench dudes some type of experience playing together in a game like that, then when they hell do they get some playing time? And once the second or third string is in - well it's not their job to lay down. They have an obligation to prove themselves.
You’re right about that, but I don’t think it’s appropriate.
You obviously never saw the movie, "The Best of Times."
True that...not bullying under ANY circumstances....even if it were classless running up the score....which it does not appear to be....it’s not bullying.
To say this cheapens the meaning of the term....
If you’re one point behind when the game ends, “what difference does it make!”
Just for the record, the coach for Aledo pulled his starters after only 21 plays! Also, Aledo is undefeated and has scored 60+ in several of those games!
He put in his second and third stringers for the remainder of the game! And they STILL put up 91 points.
Now the man who filed the complaint said that he would not have filed this complaint if he had known how soon the Aledo team had went to their 2nd and 3rd stringers.
Uh, ASK! You dumbass!
Instead of asking and trying to see if the other coach actually “ran up the score,” you got butt-hurt over your inability to explain to your kid that sometimes you will lose and sometimes you will lose BIG! Get up and try harder next time - PERIOD!
Why would I tell the second and third string, who won’t get many opportunities to play, to do anything but go out there and do their best?
Amen to that!
I haven’t seen any of Baylor’s opponents whining.
"Running up" happens a lot in college football due to school rivalries, the coach's egos, and the way the BCS system works.
This instance is simply one team being a lot better than another. The winning coach actually took measures to slow down the scoring. But he wasn't about to tell some third-string running back to take a knee or a defensive lineman who never plays to NOT sack the other QB.
Texas splits 5A. The biggest schools are in one level; the smaller in the other.
Which means that Savannah State earned about $5K for each point OSU scored. It was strictly a "money game" for Savannah St.
Injuries occur when you don’t go all out.
In my senior year in high school we won the Homecoming football game with a score of 104-6. The coach was sending in all his players but the crowd was hyped and toward the end the crowd was screaming to go for 100. The other team was, of course, thoroughly demoralized. For a cap someone slashed the team bus tires. It actually was not something for which we were proud once the Homecoming high wore off but it was what it was. The school was in the same division as ours, from a larger city. It should have been better.
A few months later the basketball team from this losing high school slaughtered our team, something like 60-18. It was sweet revenge for them. The second time we met in basketball competition, the game was very close and I can’t recall which team won.
Our coach told us that if we cannot stop them from running all over us then we deserve to get what we get. Step up and be men.
My old lax coach always said, “If you play not to get hurt, you will.”
Why aren’t the up the butt of the coach who is so ineffectual that his team can get destryoed 91-0.