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Local high school, Aledo, won against another school last Friday. The score was 91-0.

That however is not the story. A parent from the losing school filed a bullying complaint against Aledo.

I'll find a link a bit later but wanted everyone's thoughts. Should they have kneeled down (after already putting in third stringers and running a continuous clock) or kept playing?

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This happens every few years, it seems, where one school obliterates the other even after calling off the dogs. You can't ask kids to take nothing but knees. That's a joke. Either the refs should call the game when it's clearly out of hand or this kind of egregious mismatch shouldn't be scheduled in the first place. I suspect no one goes into games that end this way thinking they will be tightly contested.

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I thought there was a mercy rule of sorts where after so much of a point differential the clock never stops. I guess for all I know that rule could've been in place here. edit: nvm, missed it in OP.

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Yeah this is pretty ridiculous. I played high school ball for three and a half seasons (quit halfway through my senior season, when my coaches all quit and left the 12 of us hanging. they actually had to cancel the final five or so games it got so bad) and I won a total of TWO games in that time span. I played in multiple high school games where we lost by 80 or more. I remember one particularly bad loss to a Reno school where they kept their starters in with the hopes of tacking 100 points on us. Our coaches confronted their coaches after the game about it, and their coach told ours to "go :censored: your mother".

It was demoralizing, it was disgusting, it was classless, it was a little bit sad, and it was pretty infuriating as well. But bullying? Hell no. If anything, it was a lesson. That's just how life goes sometimes. You have to learn to roll with it when you're getting kicked while you're down. And you have to have a certain mindset if you don't want it to happen again.

The ultimate example of this came to me a few years later. I started playing rugby for my old junior college in the very first year they had a rugby team. There was only one of us who had even touched a rugby ball before that season, and due to forming a team so late we ended up having to play a D1 exibition schedule that year (picture a bad intramural team playing only teams in the BCS top 25. It was THAT rough). We ended up getting absolutely curbstomped almost the entire season, including a 134 point loss to UC Davis, who was ranked 8th in the country at the time.

But then the following year came around. We not only improved, but we began to absolutely dominate teams and even made a deep run into the playoffs vs a lot of schools that already had well established programs. By the end of year three (the year after I left), they were ranked #5 in the country, and continue to be one of the top ranked juco rugby teams in the country. When asked how he built up such a strong program so quickly, our head coach still attributes it to that first year of getting the snot knocked out of us by far superior competition all year. It taught our team intensity, focus, and even helped us improve athletically because we knew how the game had to be played if we wanted to be successful.

tldr/summary; sometimes losses like that can actually help a team build a bit of charicter, and playing against competition like that can only help teams improve.

And I mean come on, it's football, you p*****s :P

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It's just a parent filing a complaint which will be laughed at and dismissed. It's nothing official from the losing school district. Sounds like there's nothing to see here.

The losing school district was the FWISD (Fort Worth Independent School District). As a whole they have larger issues. Plus, 2012-14 is the first two year period in which all FWISD schools were split up into various districts based on geography at the 4A level.

Instead of the parent filing bullying charges, maybe that parent could have, oh I don't know, filed papers to have the other school placed in another league, one that has better talent.

The administrative body for prep athletics in Texas, the UIL, redistrict and reclassify schools every two years. They will start that process in February 2014 and will release the new classification in April.

Keep this in mind, he complaining parent actually embarrassed the son (and other members of the team) EVEN MORE by filing such a complaint.

91-0 w/ NO COMPLAINT= Reporting of the score will hit local news and local radio and may make SportsCenter or FoxSports Live.

91-0 w/ COMPLAINT = You make Today/GMA/CNN/FNC without a doubt.

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Ouch... I've seen these kind of curbstompings at the high schools level even though they tended to be 8-man games where I used to live. Last week, for example, an 8-man team got blown out to the tune of 81-7.

It's not bullying if your team gets beaten to a bloody pulp on the football field. You want to avoid this kind of issue? Then play some damn defense and stop them from scoring 91!!

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...or just don't schedule the game in the first place. Get out of the league if it's that big of an issue. A couple years back (or was it last year?), you might remember the girls basketball game 'round here that was 100-something to 2. It was a game that should've never been scheduled and the respective ADs are to blame.

Then again, I once lost a basketball game (actually my first high school game) 61-10. We were down 30-2 at halftime. They pressured us most of the game. It blew. But then again at the same time, it made the group of us stronger.

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...or just don't schedule the game in the first place. Get out of the league if it's that big of an issue. A couple years back (or was it last year?), you might remember the girls basketball game 'round here that was 100-something to 2. It was a game that should've never been scheduled and the respective ADs are to blame.

It w as a district game. Neither school really had a choice this year. The state will re-district in 2014. For the last decade, all FWISD schools were in one district, causing the largest football district in the state with 11 teams and it violated bylaws. 2012 was the first time that the district was split. Six schools were to join the district with Aledo, a 4A powerhouse.

As for the 100-0 girls basketball game of note in 2009, that was a different story as that was a game between two private schools,so they did schedule each other. Plus, the coach of the winning team was fired a week following that game.

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I'm a coach of my school's soccer team here in Edmonton and I had a complaint filed against me for the EXACT same reason. (Not the bullying, but for "running up the score") I teach at a small school and in school sport competitions you are placed in certain divisisons based on your school population, not your talent. As I have a small group to pick from, my soccer team was by far an away a much superior school. We ran over the competition throughout the season and were not challenged until the city finals where we came out on top 1-0.

Even though the league that my school competes in has a system where scores are posted with no more a goal differential that 5, we still ahve to report the actual score. We played this one school and won 14-0 but the score was reported at 5-0. FIne no issue. 2 weeks later I get an email from the league co-ordinator stating that he received a complaint from the other school that "didn't call off the dogs" (his words) and began to tell me how to coach my team with stupid things like rotate your players through, play your subs more, switch positions, have them complete 5 passes before they can score... all of which was implimented at the start of the 2nd half as wel were already up 6-0. What am I supposed to do? Puish my players for being skilled? As a coach you really are in a lose lose situation here and you can't do anything right.

It bugs me these days that parents and some teachers are more concerned with students feelings and if their self esteem is going to get hurt that an actual learning opportunity. For that football score, the parent should have minded their own business and let the coach deal with the issue (if there was one) and the coach should have told his players "Now we know what level we have to be at in order to compete".

Society is starting to become a joke these days with all this everyone's a winner crap and it's because of this that our world will be run by a bunch of whiney, sue someone because they don't get their way kind of people in about 30-40 years.

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Society is starting to become a joke these days with all this everyone's a winner crap and it's because of this that our world will be run by a bunch of whiney, sue someone because they don't get their way kind of people in about 30-40 years.

I feel the same way. I coached in a soccer tournament this weekend and the schedule was set up in Round Robin format with groups of 3 teams followed by bracket play the next day. Long story short, we lost our first 3 games and beat an awful team in the last place match. We were given a trophy for getting 3rd place in the "Bronze" division. 9 of the 12 teams were given trophies (1-3 of each division: Gold, Silver, Bronze...) It was a joke.

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