Fayetteville Prep Coach Suspended Over Gaudy Score

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- The head football coach at Douglas Byrd High School in Fayetteville has been suspended after officials say he ran up the score in a 75-7 win over Southern Lee.

The Fayetteville Observer reports that coach Russell Stone was suspended by the Cumberland County school system. Stone won't be on the sidelines for the final regular season game Friday night.

Stone's team beat Southern Lee last week. He says the main reason for his suspension was that his team kept passing despite being up 55-0 at halftime. Only one pass went for a touchdown.

Stone says it was Senior Night, and he wanted all of his senior receivers to catch passes.

Cumberland County schools student activities director Leon Mack declined to comment, saying the suspension is a personnel matter.

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  • by GUMBY JOHNSON on Nov 7, 2010 at 12:36 PM
    Don't think the other team would have done the same. More dumbing down of america.You are taught to finish the game. What was the winning team to do? just laydown .
  • by TarHeel Location: Ayden on Nov 7, 2010 at 06:53 AM
    Such a crock. Both teams had the same amount of players on the field. I bet the players and coaches on the losing team wouldn't support a suspension. I'm tired of this "feel good" society we live in.

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