Football coach accused of bullying after his team wins 91-0

EwcTc.St.58A high school football coach in Texas is facing a complaint accusing him of bullying, after his team won a game 91-0.

You read that correctly. Aledo High School Coach Tim Buchanan had a report filed against him by a parent from Fort Worth Western Hills, the team that was on the receiving end of the extremely lopsided score. Buchanan was blindsided by the claim, especially since he says he attempts to do just the opposite in the second half of games.

According to the Star-Telegram:

“I’m upset about it,” Buchanan said. “I don’t like it. I sit there the whole third and fourth quarter and try to think how I can keep us from scoring.”

Besides the final score, just how bad to Aledo dominate this game? One player on the team scored four touchdowns on just four carries. The team rushed for 391 yards and eight touchdowns, and only threw the ball ten times. They also returned two straight punt returns for touchdowns.

Buchanan said he has the support of the Aledo administration. But he didn’t dismiss the serious nature of the complaint.

“I have to address it,” Buchanan said. “It’s not something you can laugh off or anything like that. What they said was that I should’ve told my players to ease up and not play so hard.”

According to Buchanan, he removed his starters after 21 plays, and the teams played with a running clock.

This is the first time a bullying report has ever been filed in the state of Texas against a football team, which certainly isn’t a surprise, when one considers that high school football is the single most important past time after gun-owning.

Western Hills coach John Naylor claims that he wasn’t made aware of the claim until after the fact. He also doesn’t think any wrong-doing occured.

Based upon the facts we have, it sure seems like this was just a serious butt-whooping, not even a matter of running up the score. Western Hills is just terrible.

  • cabbage

    Give the kids an orange slice and a trophy, they’ll be fine.

    I seriously think my old man would have given me a butt-whooping if I’d played for a team that lost that bad.

    I do remember losing a scrimmage badly and our coach had the bus driver pull right onto our practice field when we got home. This was followed by a 2 hour practice.. We ended up undefeated that year.

    • Jerry-NJ

      Wow, you’re my hero.

  • Buck

    Boo Hoo my son lost. He is a terrible football player. Its not fair. The winners should be punished. My son needs to be protected from the real world.
    Buy your son a dress, wipe away his tears, pull up his big girl panties, and have a tea party.

    • Topazinator

      And be careful about playing a team composed of vengeful black teenagers.

  • Steve Ryan

    Shocker the charge was filed by a parent, not a coach, player or administration at the losing school. Their job is to score, your job is to stop them. Bench was utilized. Subs got playing time they had earned in practice. The parent should have filed a charge against her child’s school for not being better prepared.

  • Tim Keech

    In todays world this is becoming more and more typical. It starts when they are young and go to these tournaments where “ALL” participants receive a trophy. Today’s youth is growing up in the “what do I get” generation. In life, as in sports, there are winners and losers. The sooner young people learn that the sooner they will begin working harder to try not to lose. When a coach is doing all he can to try not to score then it falls on the losing coach’s head. It is always easy to point at the other guy instead of your own child. My parents never hesitated pointing at my sister or me and always urged us to push harder, study more, and give a better effort. In today’s culture it is all about ‘blaming’ someone. It is a shame that one parent has cast a cloud over this team when it certainly doesn’t seem like the players or opposing coach is complaining.

  • bob

    The other coach could have called the game…maybe the parent should have complained to their coach

  • Donny Crawford

    I bet the kid will live in his mom’s basement until he is 57, REALLY? I just hope it doesn’t get out who it was so the other kids don’t kick his azz at practice. Then they will file charges for that too.

  • Eliott

    Another example of the wussification of today’s youth. Why wasn’t all this attention placed on a team that allowed another team to score so many points against them. Not to mention, they scored most of these points without the first string players and using mostly running plays so as to run the clock down faster. The parent or parents that complained about this should be totally embarrassed.

  • B Kromer

    Obviously they need to work on tackling

  • Ramon

    It’s wrong to penalized a coach for running up the score if he was already playing his 2nd, and 3rd string players. nobody wants to be embarrassed in a game of football especially when the score is 96 to nothing but please…it’s just a game! Stop feeling so sad for the loser and making up something because you’re angry at the result!

  • Otis R. Needleman

    The parent who complained is nothing but a weepy whiner. A wimp. I would have ignored the wimp’s complaint. Would have expected such a complaint on the East Coast or the West Coast, but Texas? Guess the complaining parent must have come to Texas from California. They should go back to California.

  • jen

    But people will bitch if Urban Meyer or Nick Saban “run up” the score on their opponents, so why at the high school level is it ok to say “the coaches should be more prepared” or “the players should have played better”, but at the collegiate level, where a lot of the kids have their schooling paid for, it’s “the coach being a d!ck”?

    • cycledan

      It all depends upon how it happened. If the second stringers are in and running it up the middle then there is not much to complain about. If the coach is up by 40 and still has the starters in and is running flea flickers, then there may be reason to complain.

    • cyn

      Leave it to the only woman (other than myself) to leave the most stupid idiotic comment. Really… if your team sucks it sucks..why’s the coach have anything to do with it.

  • Bill

    I’m don’t understand the connection he cited between owning an gun and supporting high school football. Anyone?

    • Krista


      Some people who are not from Texas, or who have moved here, but still don’t understand the culture, find it easy to make fun of us for the fundamentals we stand on, whether or not it has anything to do with the topic they are writing or speaking about. They seem to think it is appropriate.

      Texas has two professional football teams, and so many college teams you can’t hardly count them all. High school football is where it starts, where those colleges recruit from. High school football is one of the most important things we value here.

      For many years, we have had governors, most recently, Rick Perry, who not only believe, but stand for, the rights of the people. One of those that has not been shaken is “the right to bear arms.” Basically, guns don’t kill people, people kill people, and we have the right to have them.

      Some people don’t understand why I spent 11 years in our wonderful military, either. Oh, and, by the way, I moved here, for many reasons.

      A lot of people think Texans are ignorant for our strong love of football and being able to carry guns, so they also think they can poke fun whenever they please, even when it is excruciatingly inappropriate, as the case here. This isn’t 20 or 30 years ago. The education here is improving. Doesn’t mean we are going to change the very things we have always stood for and cherish.

      Rick Perry did not, and will not, buy into anything that President Obama is offering. Because of that, I keep meeting people that have moved here from the rest of the country. We have jobs. Stuff is not outrageously priced.

      So I don’t understand the ignorance of those that interject these comments whenever the word “Texas” pops up, no matter how inappropriate.

      Hope that helps.

    • james

      He’s saying Texans are simple-minded and their priorities are completely idiotic. Seems likes a reasonable connection. Oh, wait, who gives a shit.

  • Biggs

    What else are they supposed to do, punt on first down or get intentional safeties? If a player has four rushes for four TDs and returns consecutive punts.. face it, you are BADLY overmatched.