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2.07.2012

How Did This Decatur/Castleberry Fight Get Past Me?

I knew about the fight (it was all over the comments), I just didn't know about the video.

38 comments:

RPM said...

Were there clever signs involved?

Anonymous said...

Good one, RPM. I can hear the officials now--"Move on, move on, nothing to see here." Sorry you missed out on hearing it Barry, but most of Decatur had heard about it the next week after it happened. Now that you're a Wise County foreigner, you occasionaly miss out on "big" news items!

Anonymous said...

There were a lot of those guys acting like africanamericans.

How utterly presidential of them.

Anonymous said...

So what was the result? Did Decatur have to forfeit? They wouldn't have anyone left to play since every player left the sidelines and must be automatically ejected.

Castleberry stayed on the sidelines for the most part

Every kid who came off the bench for Decatur should have been ejected by rule.....

Anonymous said...

Really!!! That was last year....

Anonymous said...

Stay classy Decatur.

Anonymous said...

At about the 10 second mark you can see where two DHS players went after a CHS player. I was there. You can see me holding the chains in my Red pullover and tan slacks

EE GSon

Anonymous said...

Awww hell, this been going on since football began...we had a brawl just like that when I was a kid in the early sixties...not nice but it happens.

Anonymous said...

Somehow I missed on this too. It's what you come to expect from Decatur though.

Anonymous said...

Bridgeport had a knockdown drag out fight with Whitesboro during a football game up at there place in the 73 or 74 season.

Right or wrong, stuff like this happens.

Anonymous said...

That looks like Bridgeport Mama Bulls coming off the bench.

Anonymous said...

-I'm the 2:20pm poster-

I agree with you @3:12, stuff happens at sporting events all the time. I thought it was funny how some of the Decatur fans quickly put down Bridgeport's students for their signs, then this video pops up.

Video thoughts - Crap happens in the heat of the game. Football is a physical sport. One mistake doesn't make him a bad player or a team a bad team.

Bridgeport Basketball Signs - It's just a poster, get over it! Calling a group of kids having fun classless just shows everyone what you lack. The sign didn't hurt anyone or single out anyone.

Anonymous said...

I do like the last Decatur player that came in at the end from top left. He was smart enought to put on his helmet and buckle it. You would be suprised at the ones that don't usually.

Anonymous said...

Yeah crap like this happens! It happened against Casstleberry, Springtown, and Kennedale! Classy group of kids! Glad my kids don't play there!

Anonymous said...

Thugs!

Anonymous said...

Fine leadership and the school board backing them.

Anonymous said...

Ive seen better cat fights than this, Heck Ive seen the Von Erichs get in worse brawls with the freebirds!!! Heck I just watched it again, I think I seen Iceman King Parsons,or atleast his brother or two!!!!
It bees that way sometime specially in tha foosball!!!

Anonymous said...

Just to follow up, you might want to post a video of the halftime from THIS year's Decatur vs Castleberry game. You know, where the two bands - after practicing TOGETHER all week - gave a joint performance, finishing off by jointly forming "DHS" and playing the Decatur fight song while facing the Decatur stands, then jointly forming "CHS" and playing the Castleberry fight song while facing the Castleberry stands.

I mean, just on the subject of "staying classy."

(Of course, I know most of you football parents are going "huh?"; since you spend the entire halftime comparing coaching notes and never watch the bands in the first place.)

Anonymous said...

Another embarrassing moment in Decatur History.

The board did what?

Nothing!

As usual!

RPM said...

If they only had turf...

Anonymous said...

Believe me when I say this...the only people that care about the band are the equally nerdy parents.

Anonymous said...

They are called BQ's for a reason.

Anonymous said...

Kudos to the band directors for trying to cover the behinds of the head coaches! I do NOT understand why DISD keeps their head coach/AD! Decatur used to be a pretty decent powerhouse and did play with respect and class, until Story. He has been there for what now? Fourteen or so years?
Decatur, gone to the dogs, the rats, scum! Sad thing is no one is classy enough on the board to demand a return to DIGNITY!
Yeah, this fighting crap does happen all the time and what a very sad downward spiral DISD is supporting.

Anonymous said...

Football is passe' thanks to standardized testing. It's all about being a "data driven school" now. Football stats don't matter anymore.

CT said...

Man, ya gotta give it to Coach Story, getting right there in the middle of that brawl...

Anonymous said...

There is no accountability on the part of Board members to stop this type of behavior.

Anonymous said...

9:23-Really??? The current AD/Head coach of Decatur is the one who turned the program arround after he took over in 1999. Decatur only had one playoff appearance from 1989-1999, and the only reason they went to the playoffs that one time was due to Boyd being disqualified from that playoff game. Decatur has won many distric championships and even had two teams with a 10-0 record since "that AD/Head Coach" took over. I do agree that Decatur has been winning as much over the last 4-5 years, however they have done pretty good over the last 13-14 years compared to the 90's,

Anonymous said...

Things like this happen in a physical sport. What determines class is if the kids are held accountable by the coaches irregardless of circumstance.

Anonymous said...

No one seemed to realize what a good punt that it was. Downed inside the 20.

Anonymous said...

The Decatur v. Kennedale game this year was like excerpts from a bad kung fu football movie starring the likes of Jack Black and Will Ferrel. Decatur kids were spinning and kicking and round housing Kennedale guys all over the place. Decatur has gotten kind of thugged out the past couple of years. Lots of punks. Coaches just stand and allow it until it gets out of hand. Hopefully those kids will graduate and move on and won't leave a culture of thuggery behind.

Anonymous said...

8:28 really?
The current head coach has done a great job in his time here if your happy with one and done! He has turned this football program into a program of thugs! Everytime I go to a Friday night game I'm in the stands hoping not to see fights, and ejections! Its the same STORY year in and year out!

Anonymous said...

But they want Afroturf!!!
Old one and done Story. But it's for the kids as Jeff would say.

Anonymous said...

6:15, and 4:43- Doesn't it seem like the principal, or coaching staff would have been responsible for corrective action? I don't think that the school board would need to get involved with it becuase that's why the hire teachers, principals, coaches, etc...
However I'm not a teacher or school board member so I don't know. Does anyone know what the punishment was......my is guess is probably not.

Anonymous said...

8:28- Do you remember the Decatur football teams of the 90's? They only won 25% of their games,didn't win a single district championship, and only made playoff appearance(due to another teams disqualification, and they got beat very bad)before Coach Story took over! After coach Story took over they have they've won 68%of their games, they've won 5 distric championships, had 4 perfect regular seasons(10-0), and went to the playoffs 7 times. But you're right Coach Story is horrible......

Anonymous said...

If the Board would spend more on atheletic facilities we wouldn't be fighting mad!

Anonymous said...

Do you remember how Bridgeport always wips Decatur!

I do!

And we will do it again, and again, and again
Then one more time for good measure!

Anonymous said...

Bobble head dolls would be just as effective as a school board.

Anonymous said...

Smarter too!