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Texas Team Accused of Bullying on Football Field

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The Aledo Bearcats are considered a powerhouse highschool football team in suburban Fort Worth, Texas.

At 7 and 0, they average almost 70 points per game. But last Friday, they suppassed that average, and beat the Westernhills Cougars 91-0.

"I wish at some point they could say, game over, why even finish it?"

But by the time it was over, one parent from Westernhills was so offended - they filed a formal complaint against the entire Aledo coaching staff writing "we all witnessed bullying first hand, it is not a pretty sight." The unnamed parent even suggested the coach should have instructed his team to ease up.

"I would never asked our kids not to play hard. I would never tell them - go out and let them score. That's not what you want to teach kids."

Coach Tim Buchanan says by halftime he did try to keep the score down, even by benching his starters.

UT Dallas professor Dr. Nadine Connell studies the impact of bullying. She says this case fails to meet the standard. "Bullying is not to be mistaken with the normal childhood dissapointments, including something like losing a football game."

And many fans tend to agree - saying what happened Friday night, was an unfortunate blowout, not bullying.

Like any other complaint, school officials will investigate the allegations.

The district expects to have their report completed by the end of this week.

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