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November 2, 2013

OUTSIDE THE LINES: pee wee football game ends in parents fighting

Local team hires attorney following decision to ban them from post-season

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Smith and Frank attended a Wednesday night board meeting, expecting to be able to give their side of the story. Both men said the decision to keep the Outlaws out of the playoffs had been made before the meeting even started.

“The board apologized for what happened, said Weatherford had done nothing wrong, but they wanted to set an example so this type of thing doesn’t happen again,” Frank said. “If we’re banned, we’re banned. Parents and coaches should know right from wrong. It’s not right to punish kids for the actions of adults.”

The Outlaws’ last game was Saturday, which puzzles Smith.

“Why are they allowing us to play our last regular season game, but holding us out of the playoffs?” Smith said. “We’re not going to lay down and take this.”

“We want the public to know we’re going to defend our town and the kids,” Frank said. “We’re not going lay down and take this.”

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