Have mercy? Not in Texas high school football

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Posted: Thursday, October 24, 2013 12:00 am

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - No one likes a bully. So when a recent Texas high school football game ended in a score of 91-0, one angry parent filed a complaint alleging the contest had crossed the line from tough loss to unlawful torment.

In a state where football is king, school investigators found no bullying. But the blowout has spurred deep discussion among coaches, parents and politicians over sportsmanship and whether it's time to enact a "mercy rule" in Texas to put a stop to games when the score gets out of hand.

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