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.
“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.