I hope the Parkway Panthers win state.
I dont understand exactly what happened? She had the coach arrested because his pre game warmup took too long? Did it interfere with something that was suppose to happen? I am confused as to what the coach did wrong.
It was a pissing match between the principal and the Live Oak coach because the coach knew what he was doing and she was f*cking clueless.
I may be a little rusty on the exact details, but here's the version I remember-
In the week leading up to the game, the pre-game schedule was laid out so that there would be warmup time, a performance by the Parkway band, a performance by the Live Oak band, and the the game.
Live Oak's coach asked that the Live Oak band's performance be canceled and that his players get extra warmup time since they were going to be on a bus all day from Watson to Parkway.
The principal decided that if Live Oak's band wasn't going to perform, Parkway's band would play for twice as long. When told she couldn't do that under the rules, she insisted she was going to do it anyway because SHE had supreme authority at Parkway.
Come gameday, the principal apparently told the student body that she'd have the coach arrested if she attempted to defy his order. As a result, the fans had handcuffs on hand to wave around during the whole circus.
Live Oak's coach attempted to have his team come out and warm up during the Live Oak band's alloted time, the Parkway principal showed up with cops in tow to tell him to get off the field and, when he refused, he was cuffed and removed from the field.
The LHSAA came down hard on Parkway because the power-tripping principal never bothered to read the LHSAA rules regarding who has power over what is done on the field and what both sides are guaranteed unless there is a mutual agreement to change it.
Hint - The person in charge of the game is NOT the principal of the host school.