Football Coach Accused of Bullying Following Embarrassing Rout

Coach says he tried his hardest to rein in team

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Aledo High School football coach Tim Buchanan watches from the sideline during the second half of a game against Highland Park, in Allen, Texas.

There are dominant performances on the gridiron and then there’s beating a team 91-0. Despite benching his team’s starters after 21 plays, sticking to a restrained ground game and running out the clock, the high school football coach who marshaled his players in the commanding victory is being accused by an angry parent from the losing side of bullying.

“I’ve sat and gone over and over and over it on what we could have done differently,” the winning coach Tim Buchanan, from Fort Worth’s Aledo High School, told the AP. “The score could have very easily been 150 to nothing.”

While there’s no doubt Buchanan handed the opposing team a punishing loss, the coach will be placed under official investigation in accordance with state law to see if he indeed acted with malicious intent as his second-string benchwarmers ran the ball up the middle time and time again.