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7.13.2007

Now This Is Interesting


I just got a report that Bridgeport has been kicked out of a 7 on 7 tournament due to a fight after a game that erupted after a racial slur by a Bridgeport player.

The tip directed me to this thread on a message board. (You have to muddle through lots of posts by people who really care about the 7 on 7 tourney.) I don't know if it is true. Edit: The disqualification part is definitely true.

More documentation here. ("The tournament was marred by a fight between Athens and Bridgeport at the end of their second game, the fight was quickly broken up and per the rules set forth by the State Board of Directors both teams were disqualified from the tournament and will not be allowed to play in any SQT’s in 2008.") Heck, this looks like it took place at some "state" tournament at Texas A&M. But what's a SQT?

Edit: Here's a comment I received but I redacted a kid's name since I can't verify it: "
The Athens kid used a racial slur to [a Bridgeport player], then got one thrown back his way. The Athens boy could not take it [that] a white boy 80 pounds lighter than him didn’t back down so he threw a punch at [the Bridgeport player] and then worlds collided."

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

Me thinks me is about to hear some "Lord Henson" comments...lol

Anonymous said...

sqt(state qualifying tournament)

Anonymous said...

SQT mean State Qualifying Tournament. There are several regional meets held throughout the state and the top teams from each region advance to the State
7 on 7 in College Station. This is the 2007 state tournament and both schools have been disqualified from attending the qualifying tournament next year, so needless to say, they won't be back in College Station next year regardless of how good they may be. They can play regular season games and attend school sponsored tournamants in 2008, but they will not be allowed to attend the state qualifiers meet that determines who advances to the state tournament at A&M.

Anonymous said...

Ahhh, 7 on 7 football ... another way to avoid UIL rules. Methinks someone should have 7 on 7 academics ... but, why should we even make our young athletes waste time with school when they have visions of college and pro careers.

Anonymous said...

Attitude Reflects Leadership

Anonymous said...

not at all surprising......way to run a classy program danny

Anonymous said...

10:20 & 10:51...Why would you not make a comment about the parents? Isn't it the parents job to raise these kids? Their attitudes are formed long before high school coaches ever come into contact with them. Seems to me y'all are blaming the wrong party here. Just because you don't like someone doesn't mean that person is always wrong. Why don't you channel your energy toward something positive for once?

Anonymous said...

10:51, The really classy program is east of the big Sandy where coaches have adulterous affairs and also stalk their students.

Anonymous said...

I agree-kids develop their attitudes early. My son plays youth soccer and the poor sportsmanship is already there by the age of 10! The coaches have to enforce good sportsmanship and reward good behavior. If someone has a bad attitude, it brings everyone down so why let that kid play-one player does not make a team. Let him ride the pine a while and tell him it's because of his attitude.

Anonymous said...

12:20 Let's take it a step further. If this kid was the instigator, remove him from the team.

Anonymous said...

anon 11:55 -- an adulterous affair is not criminal and does not make someone a bad match teach. lets see, it seems everyone on the west side of the creek gets arrested for kiddie porn, so there lies the REAL perverts .. and i bet you have some kiddie on your computer too PERV

Anonymous said...

12:34....Apparently is does make them a bad english teacher

Anonymous said...

Lov me some fighting back and forth across the Sandy - Hilarious Comments. Uhhh... it's your ball Bridgeport...

Anonymous said...

Lov me some fighting back and forth across the Sandy - Hilarious Comments. Uhhh... it's your ball Bridgeport...

Anonymous said...

AnonyNothing 12:55, looks like you can dish it out but you can't take it can you?

Henson had absolutely nothing to do with this. After a heated battle, an Athens player shouted a racial slur at our scrappy qb and coulnd'nt take it when our guy returned the favor and stood up to him. Maybe you're related to the Athens kid???

Go Bulls!

Anonymous said...

wait a minute, im lost. are we talking about another coach or are we talking about the baseball coach from last year. sounds like they need to check the water cooler in the coaches office for some viagra residue. something is getting them boys in blue all worked up.

Denney Crane said...

It has finally become obvious to me that the UIL should start team gang-fighting with UFC style action. Then we would have no problem with the parents yelling and screaming at each other... blaming the coaches for losses... and racial slurs can be settled in the ring!

We could actually have parental challenges... Man, ticket sales alone would create enough to cut our school taxes in half...as well as keep our hospitals full.

Anonymous said...

I never lived anywhere with such open racism as I witnessed in the County of Wise. I am a former Bridgeport resident and saw high school kids making bets where the loser must be the winner's "nig for a week"--an invented shortened version of the n-word those kids are so fond of throwing around. I have no doubt racial comments came from the B-port side. As for all the slurs thrown across the Sandy in these comments, I didn't see a whole lot of class on either side at all the big sandy battles I attended. Forget Henson and the parents as the scapegoats...I say the entire county is to blame for harboring so much racial tension that the kids grow up embarrising themselves when you take 'em outside the county lines.

Anonymous said...

i believe the whole county is pretty low class. they cant stand each other. they don't even like themselves.

Anonymous said...

i did'nt do it . yes you did. you said it first.
no i didn't you did.
no , you did. did not
did too.
did not
did too

bigtymer said...

you know i think its kind of funny how everyone on here is running there mouth about wise county and what happened at the 7 on 7 tournament even though they weren't there and have no idea what really happened just because a player has a little pride to him and is not a coward doesn't make him or his parents bad people so unless you know the whole story you shouldn't be talking down on anyone