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Arizona HS football coach steps down amid accusations of running up the score

October 2, 2019 / Athletic AdministrationCoachingFootball
An Arizona high school football coach resigned Monday after school administrators accused him of running up the score during last week’s 60-0 victory.

La Joya Community High School football coach Devin Dourisseau met Monday with the school’s principal and athletic director. According to the Arizona Republic, administrators told Dourisseau he was wrong for the way he managed the team’s game against Glendale Copper Canyon. Dourisseau disagreed.

From the article:

“We had 1 special teams score and two defensive scores in the second half. My first team only scored once and we ran the ball with my 2nd and 3rd team running back and scored.

“Per the conversation, I stepped down because I was accused of wrongdoing and running up the score.”

La Joya improved to 3-2 on the season. The team won its previous game 63-7 and suffered losses by scores of 75-35 and 47-7.

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The Arizona Republic spoke with the coach on the losing end of Friday’s 60-0 game. He said he didn’t believe his opponent was running up the score, and he was surprised the coach was out of a job.

“It’s football,” he told the newspaper. “And if you’re not showing up with your A game that’s what happens.”

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