A Texas youth football team was booted from the league in the midst of the playoffs for “being too good.”

The Flower Mound Rebels are a team of seven and 8-year-olds who joined the Keller Youth Association final yr after the coronavirus pandemic made it tough to subject a team. This yr, the Rebels have dominated their opponents and gained all of their seven video games by a mixed rating of 199-6.

The Flower Mound team joined the Keller Youth Association last year.

The Flower Mound team joined the Keller Youth Association final yr.

Rhett Taylor, the vice chairman of the Keller Youth Association, was among the many board members who determined to kick the Rebels out of the playoffs. Taylor, who was the coach of a team that misplaced 33-0 to Flower Mound through the season, plainly admitted that the team was means too good.

“This is the Keller league, not the Flower Mound league. In my mind, they’ve dominated our league,” Taylor instructed KXAS-TV on Thursday. “My team got one first down all game. And my team is good.”

Taylor added: “They are too good. I fully admit it, absolutely. They are a select-level team. They are too good for a rec-level team.”

Ragan Montero, the pinnacle coach of Flower Mound, mentioned solely seven of the 17 gamers on his team have ever performed football earlier than. He known as Taylor a “sore loser.”


The team was outscoring opponents 199-6.

The team was outscoring opponents 199-6.

“I don’t think we can be too good. He wants to play with us, but he doesn’t want us to be good. I’m not really sure what that teaches the kids. Hey, try your hardest, but sorry, you won’t get the end result you want?” he added.

Taylor mentioned it got here all the way down to equity.

Keller Youth Associated president Calvin Washington launched a prolonged assertion Saturday on the difficulty.

“Keller Youth Association prides itself in being an all-inclusive program that allows the youth from Keller and surrounding cities to participate in sports. While we offer ‘Select & Elite’ teams for baseball and softball, we have always maintained that our football leagues are ‘recreational level’ only. We made the decision in Fall 2020 to allow a handful of other cities to bring teams to KYA Football to help curb the low registration numbers due to COVID-19,” the assertion learn.

“Guidelines were laid out to keep the playing field competitive for these teams and because KYA conducts grass drills and follows a draft process, we asked that outside teams follow the same rules. As the following seasons progressed and our numbers increased, KYA instructed Flower Mound to bring two teams per division so they could conduct a true draft process for each. However, they were adamant in only bringing one team for the 7/8U bantam division that has garnered the recent negative attention in the media. 

The KYA president released a statement on the matter Saturday.

The KYA president launched a assertion on the matter Saturday.

“Prior to the Fall 2021 season, the Flower Mound leadership was told that if they brought only one team, and that team was grossly unbalanced compared to the other recreational teams, they would not be allowed to participate in the postseason. Once the Fall 2021 season started, KYA quickly realized the level of talent the Flower Mound team brought far exceeded the level of talent that a team conducting a draft process could have. Multiple conversations were had with the Flower Mound staff regarding the level of talent their team possessed, supported by that they outscored their opponents 199-6 during the regular season. 

“KYA allowed Flower Mound to complete out their common season video games, in addition to supplied to schedule an finish of the season recreation with one other native team that’s chosen and never drafted, so the Flower Mound team may have a championship model recreation. 

“Flower Mound elected to forfeit the remaining regular season game and declined the offer to play in this exhibition championship game. In the end, the decision was made to maintain the integrity of our recreational league and provide playoffs for only the teams who followed the guidelines set forth in the preseason.”