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October 22, 2013

Aledo ISD refutes bullying claim

District investigates, finds no wrongdoing following complaint of Western Hills parent after lopsided win

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Talent pool

The crux of the issue is the difference in the talent pool, Citty said.

“We are a very, very good football team — in every way, offensively, defensively and special teams,” he said. “We’re playing in a district that isn’t as deep in talent on their teams as we are.

“We certainly hope it doesn’t happen again, but again, if you have that lopsided scenario ... We have the best 4A team in the state right now. We’re ranked number one.”

Citty said he hopes the UIL will separate Aledo from the Fort Worth schools during the February realignment.

“We think it’s in the best interest for Fort Worth and for Aledo ISD that the UIL split us out,” he said. “We hope the UIL will let Fort Worth go back to competing against Fort Worth schools.

“We would like to be in a more competitive district.”

Buchanan said odds are, that’s not going to happen.

“That could help, but the UIL has their hands full with over 1,200 schools in Texas,” he said.

“There’s a good chance that we’ll be in the same district next year.”

The coach said the best solution is that Western Hills gets better.

“If the roles were reversed, Aledo parents would not be mad at the Western Hills’ coaches,” he said, “They would be mad at Aledo’s coaches and school board. Aledo parents would want something done to make Aledo better, not make Western Hills worse.”

Playoffs preparation

Buchanan said Aledo has had three games this season where the full second offense has taken over the game in the second quarter, a less than optimal situation for Aledo’s starting players.

“One game is not hard to manage,” he said, “What makes it hard is getting closer and closer to the playoffs. You want your starters to play more.”   

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