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Texas dad alleges bullying in 91-0 football game

October 22, 2013 • National News


In this Aug. 31, 2013 photo, Aledo High School football coach Tim Buchanan watches from the sideline during the second half of a game against Highland Park, in Allen, Texas. A parent at a Texas high school that lost a football game 91-0 has filed a bullying complaint against the winning coach. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that Aledo High School coach Buchanan learned of the online complaint against him Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, the day after his team beat Western Hills in a 4A matchup. (AP Photo/The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Bob Booth) MAGS OUT; (FORT WORTH WEEKLY, 360 WEST)

Texas high school coach Tim Buchanan benched his starters after only 21 plays, kept to a conservative ground game and even allowed the clock to run uninterrupted after halftime to hasten the final whistle. Still, his Bearcats won 91-0.

Now the coach is facing formal accusations of bullying.

The impressive victory for undefeated Aledo High School, a football powerhouse in suburban Fort Worth that has put up similar numbers against other schools, has forced an investigation after a parent from the opposing team filed a bullying complaint. The complaint, which must be investigated under state law, says Buchanan should have done more to prevent the lopsided score.

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