A middle school football semi-final playoff game will go on after the head coach of the Fruit Cove Middle football team apologized, stating both he and the assistant coach will resign for the remainder of the season.
This comes after allegations that the team's coaches bullied the girls soccer team to get them off the practice field Monday night, so the football team could prepare for their big game.
It was heartbreak for Fruit Cove Middle School football after learning last night their semi-final game against Switzerland Point would be cancelled. The team was informed in a letter less than 24 hours before the game time, due to alleged conduct Monday evening.
An incident statement written by one parent of a soccer player and sent to the league alleges the soccer team had the right to the field and had a permit. That parent alleges the coaches ignored the permits and said the football team didn't need them to be there.
The parent alleged the football coaches, Jonathan Calhoun and Rick Butler, used profanity.
A dad of one of the football players said soccer parents turned on their car alarms when the football team was practicing.
In his apology to parents, coaches and the soccer team, Coach Calhoun said he should have handled it differently, but said what he did doesn't warrant the punishment imposed.
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