Track and Field Blog: (UPDATED) State’s No. 1 400 meter relay team disqualified

By S. Thomas Coleman
For the AJC

McEachern’s 400 meter relay team, the fastest in Georgia and ranked in the top five nationally, was disqualified during last week’s Region 4AAAAA meet, when the Hillgrove head coach Antoine Prince protested that the McEachern team was taunting others on the track.

The disqualification means that the unit — made up of seniors Xavier Jackson, Amba Etta-tawo, Jelani Wells and Victor Brannan — will not have the opportunity to run in Saturday’s sectional meet, nor in the state meet, May 10-13, in Jefferson. McEachern’s 40.95 is the fourth fastest time in the nation thus far.

According to McEachern head coach Philip Hoskins, after Wells completed the third leg of the relay and handed the baton to Brannon, the anchor, Wells raised his arms out to the side as he continued to jog down the track. Initially, one race official wanted to disqualify McEachern because she thought Wells’ arms made contact with another runner. However, that official was overruled by the starter who said he did not see any other runners near Wells.

“There was no one even close to him,” Hoskins said.

But that’s when Prince protested that Wells was taunting the other teams on the track, even though his relay team was not in the same heat with McEachern. That protest was eventually upheld by a jury of appeals made up of the head coaches from three other teams participating in the meet — South Cobb, Pebblebrook and Campbell. The vote was 2-1, in favor of upholding the disqualification.

Prince has not returned phone calls or emails for his side of the story.

Top performances at region. There were a number of stellar individual performances at the region championship meets last week.

Girls: Alexa Womack, a junior at Walton, won the 1,600 meters at the Region 5AAAA championships in a time of 5:07.00, the sixth fastest time in the state this season … Alpharetta junior Rachel Thorne won the 3,200 meters at the Region 6AAAA meet in 11.02.62, the second fastest time in Georgia … Sahara Fletcher, a junior at Westminster, won the 800 meters in 2:15.24 at the Region 6AA meet. It is the top time in the state… Peachtree Ridge senior Autumn Burnette ran the state’s best time so far in the 300 meter hurdles, 42.39, to win the Region 7AAAAA title in the event … Howard junior Anasterasia Terrell won the Region 2AAA triple jump with a leap of 41-feet, 2-inches, tops in Georgia … Senior Felicia Brown and junior Jada Martin finished first and second, respectively, in the 200 meters at the Region 2AAAAA championships. Their times, 23.59 and 23.65, are the first and second best in Georgia … Mill Grove junior Malayshia George ran a state-best 54.20 to win the 400 meter title at the Region 7AAAAA meet…

Boys:  Flowery Branch senior Austin Eckenroth won the Region 8AAAA title in the pole vault, going 16-feet, 8-inches. It is the top vault in the state… Westover senior Dontrevious Ousley threw the discus 190-feet, 6-inches to win the Region 1AAA meet and record the state’s best throw… Michael Newton, a senior at Sprayberry, ran the state’s fastest time in the 400 meters, 46.54, to win the Region 5-AAAA title … Kell senior Devon Williams won the 110 and 300 meter hurdle titles at the Region 5AAAA championships in times of 14.13 and 37.97, respectively. Both are the third fastest in the state… Grady senior Zane Coburn won the 800 meter championship at the Region 5AAA meet in a time of 1:53.00, the second fastest time in Georgia… Stone Mountain’s 1,600 meter relay team ran the state’s fastest time, 3:15.84, to win the Region 5AAA title.

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Johnny Too Good

April 24th, 2012
8:19 am

Seems kinda petty to me, I know coaches look for any infraction in hopes of getting a faster kid or team disaualified, I dont know much about the situation but did they even get a warning before the disqualification

OMacG

April 24th, 2012
8:55 am

It’s really, REALLY tough to accept that a simple high school rivalry would motivate a grown man – a coach and teacher, no less – to take such action against a high school kid…but what other possible explanation is there? It couldn’t have been that he wanted to help his team to have a shot at winning region- Hillgrove never had a shot, as McEachern ran away with it, winning by 50. One of the craziest, most unjustified penalties I’ve ever seen in athletics. That man decided to end the high school athletic career of a senior, all based on an action that is extremely subjective to judge. Not only that, he ended the opportunity for one of the fastest 4 x 100 teams in Cobb County history to go for a win and even a record at the state meet. Where to draw the line between celebration and taunting? No words, no looks, no pointing or other gestures. Just arms outstretched in excitement of being a part of such high-level execution with 3 of his friends and fellow seniors.

There are many great administrators and coaches at Hillgrove; I hope those in leadership take a fair but hard look at this track coach’s actions. Got to question the character and integrity of a man who acts in such a manner…and that’s before one even looks at his antics in the parking lot. Will be interesting to hear what is shared by the Cobb Police officer who witnessed it. Truth is gonna hurt.

GAFan

April 24th, 2012
9:25 am

Coach Prince is getting a lot of unfair criticism; honestly do you guys think that the three other coaches would have upheld the disqualification if it was as petty as described here?? The kid extended his arms,making a jet motion, after the exchange of the baton and clearly obstructed a kid in the lane beside him. Taunting was not even the issue!! Seriously, get the facts before posting an article like this!!

OMacG

April 24th, 2012
9:49 am

He was disqualified for interference? The ruling at the track and repeated in this article is that there was no interference and it was taunting that caused the DQ. Which team was even close enough at the anchor exchange to be interfered with? It’d be interesting to hear your take on why a coach with no team running in a heat would instigate a disqualification, GAFan.

Track coach

April 24th, 2012
9:54 am

GA Fan, if the judges on the track doing the race did not DQ the runner then Prince’s opinion is null and void. The problem we have at the Region meets is that there is not a person from the state at the meet to hear or witness issues that come up and make a decision based on the rules in the white book.

OMacG

April 24th, 2012
12:37 pm

Thomas, I think GAFan is even more biased towards his team than I am toward mine. I can’t say for certain that this is a case of “we couldn’t get you on that, so we’re gonna get you on this” but it sure has that feel to it. Regardless, it is hard for me and many others to accept that justice was served.

Maybe the 2nd fastest relay team will represent Region 4 well…they were almost able to stay within 10 meters of McEachern. Almost.

Moniette Wells

April 24th, 2012
1:39 pm

As Jelani’s mother…the 3rd leg….this is a very unfortunate act by a jealous adult who let a rivalry get the best of him. There is no unfair critisim on Antoine Prince, but the absolute truth. YES the other Coach did lie about what occured and as the other gentleman said “the turth will hurt”….but it still doesn’t take away the pain and disappointment that the boys are suffering! No warning was given….this is a misjustice of the system if I ever heard of it! What’s also sad is that this was Cobb County’s chance to bring a championship home, but won’t happen…especially by Hillgrove!

Moniette Wells

April 24th, 2012
1:44 pm

GA Fan….I would hope that you also get the facts straight because tehy ran a 40.8 that day and NO ONE was near the “incident” occured! Also just because it’s being told it was for taunting you have NO idea as to what you are writing…..the facts will come out and the TRUTH will be told!

What's missing

April 24th, 2012
3:20 pm

I do not believe that Coach Prince served as a leg judge at the meet, so how was he able to “protest”. I believe the term that should be used is that he “supported” the leg judge (North Cobb) who threw the flag up against McEachern. Which then would bring forth an appeal process…that included coaches from South Cobb, Pebblebrook and Campbell that upheld decision that lane judge (Not Prince) started with. It is unfortunate that the team was disqualified, just like it is unfortuanate that relay teams and individuals get disqualified at the state meet. But to say this is more about a Hillgrove vs. McEachern thing is too much.

GAFan

April 24th, 2012
3:45 pm

I apologize for getting involved, but once again the coaches upheld the decision on Saturday; how does that have anything to do with McEachern and Hillgrove? You guys are really reaching…

What's missing

April 24th, 2012
3:53 pm

I agree with you GAFan….there was a procedure set in place…and the appeal committee upheld the decision.

OMacG

April 24th, 2012
4:30 pm

I think the alleged actions by the HG coach in the parking lot after the meet made the rivalry angle come into play.

Moniette Wells

April 24th, 2012
4:33 pm

those who know the entire story and truth should know, but to dispute what occured to the parent that is going through it is funny to me, but hey we are all entitled to our opinion. I would like to set one record straight because it keeps getting twisted…Antoine Prince is the one who came out of the stands and protested the decision of the starter that there was no disqualification. Mr. Coleman states this in the 3rd paragraph. We can go back and forth, but it would do no good…it’s unfortunate and PETTY.
OSN…..when Hillgrove won Saturday fourth leg held his hands up while crossing the finish line while beating his chest, but that wasn’t Taunting? LOL…It would have been a tit for tat if it was made a fuss over…right? I guess it’s all in the eyes of who’s looking at it…..enjoy your evening

S. Thomas Coleman

April 24th, 2012
7:13 pm

@What’s: First, the term you are looking for is “exchange zone judge” or “exchange zone official,” and a coach doesn’t have to be either of those to file a “protest,” which IS the correct term here.

Second, the exchange zone judge flagged McEachern for “interference” not taunting. Her interference call was overturned by the starter, who is the lead official at a track meet. That is when Coach Prince filed his “taunting” protest. He was not “supporting” the interference call.

Now, as for it being a Hillgrove vs. McEachern “thing,” perhaps it was more about getting the fastest team disqualified, no matter which school it was. I will concede that.

These are the facts. I have tried to get in touch with Coach Prince to hear his side of the story, but he has not returned my calls or emails. I would like to ask him why he felt compelled to file a taunting protest when his team was not on the track at the time. I think that’s a relevant question.

S. Thomas Coleman
s.thomascoleman@yahoo.com

Victor Brannan

April 24th, 2012
7:13 pm

(father of the anchor leg) these boys had a chance to make history for the school, county, state and maybe even nationally and for someone to take that away from them on grounds as small and petty as the ones that occurred is mind boggling to me. So what if the 3rd leg hit someone on accident, people bump into each other all over the track all the time! in the 4×4 during every exchange in a competitive race people are bound to bump each other. brushing past someone is inevitable. and a little brush would not have affected the outcome of the race at all due to the lead already carved out. Taunting…. that is up for interpretation but what i have read does not sound like taunting. it is simply celebration. holding your arms up in triumph is not a valid avenue for celebration than what is? how is a young man to celebrate after an awesome race? he was not talking to anyone else he was celebrating to himself until he could get with his fellow senior teammates to celebrate further. the part that bothers me is Prince as a grown man had no business talking to any athletes but his own. the events that occurred in the parking lot are out of character for an adult, an adult who teaches at that. i hope Princes actions did not stem from a rivalry as small as Hillgrove vs. Mceachern because life is so much bigger than that.

camden74

April 24th, 2012
9:03 pm

Wow! How petty can a person be????!!!!!

Pirate4Life

April 24th, 2012
9:33 pm

Mile Party FASTER!!!!!!!!

???

April 24th, 2012
9:36 pm

If Prince want respond, what are the coaches from PHS, CHS, & SCHS saying since they are the ones who made the decision. If anyone can file a protest, the people who back it up should be interviewed since they have the final say.

Hawks - R U Serious

April 24th, 2012
10:14 pm

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Another T&F Coach & Track Official

April 25th, 2012
7:04 am

This is a situation that should never have happened as coaches were being asked to be officials. No other GHSA sport is officiated by it’s coaches and what’s worse, the teams of the coaches are competing so how can a objective ruling be made. The starter is NOT the lead official at a track meet, he/she is a starter and in charge of the start, that is it. The host school is responsible for getting qualified officials to cover all events so they can be conducted objectively and fairly for all competitors. Yes, you do need many officials and yes you should pay them some nominal fee and yes some shchools cannot afford it but the money needs to come from somewhere (meet entry fees, GHSA, booster club of host school) and then you have accountability and fairness for all.

Just wondering...

April 25th, 2012
8:38 am

Can anyone tell me who the starter was who over ruled the coach that called the initial violation?

wHoyaKnow

April 25th, 2012
8:54 am

It is unfortunate that McEachern is unable to financially provide for meet officials. I understand that McEachern may be struggling to make ends meet for athletics over the last 10 or so years, so why not ask other schools i.e. Campbell, S. Cobb, Pebblebrook, etc. to pitch in on the fees for meet officials? This allows for a justly run meet.

Mac has a full year till next years’ region meet…let’s get a community fundraiser going so they can provide officials.

Moniette Wells

April 25th, 2012
9:28 am

i thought yesterday was going to be my last comment, but this is too funny…..let’s CORRECT a few things….MY SON was so far advance that NO ONE was touched…the TEAM WON with a time of 40.8 that day…it was not interference the actually “ruling” by the Hillgrove coach upheld by the Campbell and South Cobb (Pebblebrook was against) was taunting….please understand that the incident in the parking lot by this “adult” man was also into the decision making on Saturday of upholding the DQ…but the actual fact is NO school from Cobb County will win State

U MAD?

April 25th, 2012
11:32 am

The fact that the MHS coach is the official who overturned the initial ruling of “interference” is where the bias is. Obviously he didn’t want to DQ his own team. Coach Prince did the right thing by bringing what was really interference by the third leg because left up to the mhs coach it would’ve been just slipped under the rug. It doesn’t matter how much farther ahead the 4th leg for mhs was but the fact that the 3rd leg did stick his arms out to his side and disrupted the race of the the other runners is the whole point. Plus lets take this into effect: it doesn’t matter if you’re celebrating a victory and get caught up in the moment. The antics of the 3rd leg were very inappropriate and if it was a state meet with state officials they would have almost certainly came to the same conclusion. if runners will be DQ’d for merely having their ipods and phones out on the infield then wouldn’t it seem logical to come the conclusion that you should gt DQ’d for the before mention actions of a runner during the middle of a race?? The above comments from the parents of those involved are most certainly biased toward their children in defense of something that if it was really as small as described then the exchange zone official wouldn’t have raised the red flag in the first place. The point is that the runner was wrong and should have exhibited more self control and performed with dignity. You would expect someone who has performed at a high level before as explained in the article then there would be no need to show that type of arrogance because the results are expected. But lets keep it real. Its Wednesday and the events discussed here happened on Friday & Saturday of last week. Lets drop the animosity and support the kids who have diligently earned a spot at this weekends meet.

Conflict of interest...check

April 25th, 2012
12:39 pm

If the McEachern coach was the one who over-ruled the initial call, I would say that is a little bit questionable which is why this all should have been dropped after the 2-1 vote. I have no idea what happened in the parking lot, but it sounds like the Hillgrove coach was justified in his appeal.

Mceachern track runner

April 25th, 2012
12:56 pm

The hilgrove coach had the oppratunity to call us out on it the week prior, but he waited on his chance at region to get us out the whole season, its a routine we have been doing since last year, it thinks its faul that a grown man was so jealous that he took everything we have dreamed and wroked for and our whole senior sesons away from us. not to mention how petty the situation is shame on Coach prince

Moniette Wells

April 25th, 2012
1:35 pm

@U Mad? your facts are soooo off base! SMH

U MAD?

April 25th, 2012
6:32 pm

@Moniette Wells yes I figured you out of all people would consider my FACTS off base

An Insider/Coach

April 25th, 2012
9:51 pm

The only person who is correct here is U Mad? He is exactly right in every single thing that was said. You all might want to pick up a GHSA rule book and read it to get a CLEAR understanding of what happened. Please don’t think it was just about a rivalry. The Hillgrove coach was not at fault here and it is so easy to point fingers when you don’t know the rules. There are rules that everyone has to follow and just because a team is ranked 4th in the nation, does not negate the fact that rules were broken. Please wake up people!

DeKalbistheGreatest

April 25th, 2012
10:39 pm

Let me tell you guys what really happened. C-O-N-S-P-I-R-A-C-Y!! Because no other high school in Ga. could compete with the Fab-Four, the coaches conspired to eliminate them. Who can you taunt running a 40.8? Usain Bolt and the Jamaicans?Seriously, who was close to them? But thanks anyway, maybe a team from Dekalb can win this relay.

Bball Fan 00

April 25th, 2012
10:40 pm

This isn’t Vietnam, there are rules.

I have the film

April 25th, 2012
10:42 pm

I have the act on film, I’m was visiting from out of town and heard about the meet. When I saw the 3rd leg runner stick out his arms like an airplane, you can hear my voice on tape saying that is a DQ, seconds later the lady in the 3rd zone had the red flag up. I watched the young men give each other dap and the look in their eyes said the did something wrong. They were the fastest but maybe this is a good life lesson for them. The actions by one can affect the outcome for others, keep you heads up and remeber life is not fair. Years from now these young men can get together and settle the score in a old school race. Go luck to all in your state meet.

Please post the film

April 26th, 2012
2:29 pm

Please post the film A picture is worth thousand words.

Daniel

April 26th, 2012
10:28 pm

He was clearly out of line by celebrating. That was petty and very disrespectful to his opponents. I actually was right in front of the act and saw him obstruct the other two lanes. He was the 3rd leg and slowed down after the exchange. He was right in between the other 4th legs

Outside Observer

April 26th, 2012
11:25 pm

The kid from McEachern even admitted “it’s a routine we’ve been doing all year…” lol.. It’s illegal!! The McEachern coach who has let his runners “taunt/celebrate/obstruct” all year long is at fault. Shame on you for not preparing a nationally ranked team.

MarySue

April 26th, 2012
11:39 pm

As unfortunate as it may seem the rules are the rules. I have heard for years that McEachern was a really good school when it comes to track and field but its evident that they were lacking the knowledge of the rules and regulations. So what if you are one of the best schools in the country or state it doesn’t disregard the policy and procedures that are in place. The regulations are in place so that everyone will be able to have a fair shot at participating at the sport in a safe and respectable manner. So its not about a rivalry but whats best for the kids and that’s everyone not just the McEachern runners. If he would have not pointed out the gesture that was already called by another official then those unruly kids would have continued the misconduct until someone else called them on it. Someone previously posted that the kids have been doing this for years, so forever how long they have been doing this they have been getting away with it and someone finally spoke up for the rights of all the runners. A lot of great athletes suffer turmoil like this but you know what they learn from it and they grow from it and I bet you that McEachern will pay more attention to the regulations from now on. So to the parent that is so upset because her son didn’t do this or will not get to do that, just let him know that it was not coach prince that caused them not to go to state but his actions. Honestly babying the runners is whats got them to where they are at right now, disqualified. The coaches should have instilled the DO’s and DONTS as well as the great techniques that lead them to the top and good sportsmanship. If you can teach a man how to own up to his mistakes it will benefit him in the future in every aspect of his life.

factofthematter

April 27th, 2012
11:22 am

This is what happend when you replace good coaches who know the sport, love the sport, and truly coach the sport…with football coaches. This kind of stuff never happened at McEachern under the watch of Taylor and Gower. Those two knew the rules inside and out and their kids acted accordingly. Anyone who has been around or next to the McEachern tent in recent years has seen this coming. I’m sure the kids are good kids and meant no harm, but their coaches are to blame and owe their athletes an apology.

Observer at the meet

April 27th, 2012
12:20 pm

Many facts are being disregarded in this event. 1. The starter ruled there was no interference not Coach Hoskins. That is the starter’s job. 2. Coach Hoskins could have squashed the taunting call but did not want to be regarded as questionable or did not want to seem as if he was giving his team preferential treatment, so he took it to the jury of appeals (coahes in our region) on his own. He was doing the right thing and acting as an honorable adult. 3. The exchange zone coach initially raised Her white flag and then with prodding from Coach Prince she changed to red flag. They initially tried to get interference as the call, when the starter clarified there was no interference, Coach prince pushed for the taunting call. Now, I’m a McEachern supporter and I agree what the 3rd leg was disrespectful to the sport and he should have acted in a more mature manner like he knew how to win, however, I do think this is a case of trying to get the best relay team out. They could have reprimanded the relay team with a warning, but they chose to serve the most severe punishment. As an adult, I find it appalling that an adult could want so badly to end the career of any kid for an act that was not physical/violent or directly aimed at a specific team. Like I said, the runner’s actions were in poor taste but were not worthy of such a severe punishment. Only two things can come from this unfortunate incident- Hopefully the boys will learn the life lesson and second maybe the ghsa will finally revisit the matter of having a non-biased official there instead of the jury of appeals being made up of coaches whose athletes are affected for the better by their decisions.

nextyear

April 27th, 2012
12:40 pm

The starter is there to start the events and that is it. The meet director is most often also the meet referee as well- I have now mentioned 3 separate meet officials. Unfortunately, most meets have only one USA track and field meet official present and he usually is the paid starter, this does not make him the meet referee. Sadly though, I have to agree with the above post that I highly doubt meet management here knew the differences (I actually know this for a fact, but refuse to post names). McEachern hosts these meets nowadays for no other reason than their facility and they have a superb 8 lane mondo track and a timing system, not due to knowledge of the current staff. They should be reprimanded for their lack of understanding of the rules and now their athletes are suffering as a result- this would not be tolerated in other money sports such as basketball, football, etc.

"The Enlightener"

April 27th, 2012
1:30 pm

Well said MarySue. You are on the money. I agree with everything you said.

FactoftheMatter – I am glad to hear that McEachern was not always like this. I hope the children get the leadership they deserve. High schools get caught up in winning at any cost that they forget the true purpose of sports.

To the parents upholding their son in their wrongdoing “shame on you”. Nevertheless, my heart goes out to McEachern Team. Congrats on your other accomplishments you obtained by playing by the rules throughout the year. Sorry you caused your own demise by not playing by the rules, being arrogant, being disrespectful to other runner, coaches and the track and field sport in general. I hope the McEachern team learns that “no matter how good you are, you still have to follow the rules”. No one is above the rules. Not even McEachern High School. There is no place in sports for arrogance. You win just like you lose, gracefully. That’s what I tell my children. McEachern team earned the disqualification. Time to own up, understand and grow from this unfortunate experience. You leave your school with a life lesson that is far more valuable than a state championship i.e the importance of following the rule and the consequences if you don’t. There is life after disqualification. I wish you guys the best in the future.

no new news here

April 27th, 2012
2:10 pm

That’s how McEachern rolls. They talk trash and taunt. Have for years and never get called on it on their home track – until now.

Keion & Tobias

April 27th, 2012
2:29 pm

this is unfair frfr . . . they had the best time in georgia . i guess the opposite coach of the team was intimidated about how fast there time was and he did whatever he could to have them out of the state championship. that could of been McEachern’s championship this year. im a track runner myself and i would literally cry if our 4×1 relay team lost and that was our senior year . to me (Keion) i think they should have another chance….to me (Tobais) if they wanted to call that taunting the other team then like in the previous comments when they stated that when the other team crossed the finsh line and they were beating there chest should be disqualified also….to me that just showed that the coach that had a complaint about the problem has less of a team and shouldnt have been there in the first place. IT’S ALL ABOUT THE HIGHSCHOOL RUNNERS NOT ABOUT THE COACHES .

"The Enlightener"

April 27th, 2012
2:37 pm

Now, I would like to address a few people.

Moniette Wells – After reading all of the comments, I know why you are the most vocal as you search for a scapegoat (Coach Prince) to take the diversion off your son the 3rd leg that people have witness as the sno

Pirate4Life

April 27th, 2012
5:41 pm

Mile Party FASTER!!!!!!!!!!!

Moniette Wells

April 30th, 2012
10:34 am

The Enlightener….see I used my name no alias to hide behind as you have….how dare you or that Mary person say anthing to me of which you know nothing about! Using Coach Prince as a scapegoat is not what was done….Coach Prince acted out of line as reported by Cobb County Police after the event….for all of you to try and say I baby my son, etc…is such BS and unless you know what you are talking about I suggest you STFU! Enjoy going back and forth about some High School BS that some jealous grown men started by bringing to light what ALL the schools did (wrong or right)…..however you try and justify it it was petty and off base to give such a harsh punishment with no warning, but it is what it is….DONE,but you two can actually kiss my ass for making this personal on me and my son! Like I stated hide behind an alias, but what I would suggest is that you quickly halt this being petty and talking about me and mine….this must be either Coach Prince, his family or a child beacuse you are being very immature and very out of line!

Kathy Draper

April 30th, 2012
2:38 pm

A concerned Mceachern parent. Moniette while it is evident that you are taking this issue very personal and very hard. As a parent you should be able to express your thoughts without being ignorant. It seems as if your behavior is spiraling out of control. Our school does not represent anything that you are displaying. We do not want our kids to think that we have to result to using vulgar language regardless of what has been said. After speaking with a couple officials the information is indeed in the handbook. I was told that you were some sort of coordinator for the dance team at the school so I will personally make sure that you have a copy to keep and read over. Also for future references if you are going to use your real name on a blog make sure that it is not something that your employer can get a hold of. The comments that you have made have been very distasteful and I will be reporting you to the director. My daughter will be attending the school next year and I do not want her under the guidance of someone like you. Once again I understand the frustration but it is the manner in which you handle it. We are a great team and I know we will make it to state again.

"The Enlightener"

May 12th, 2012
12:37 am

Moniette Wells – I am only dignifying this with a response because part of my 2nd response was deleted twice. (By accident or not) . Now, it is a moot point. I do not accept your invitation to kiss your ass. You are way out of line. No matter how angry you are you should always carry yourself like a lady. I hope I am not presumptuous to think that you are a “lady”. There are a number of people on this blog that I agree with and then there are people like “you”. My original response addressed a number of people. Do not flatter yourself and think you are the only one. Just to let you know. I live in America. Therefore, I can comment on whatever and whomever I want to. Apparently, you can not handle the “truth”. My alias is to do just what the name say “Enlighten”. Do not try to figure me out. You need to figure out the “truth” and your son’s role in his team’s demise. Your opinion is not the only opinion that counts. No one died and made you queen blogger. Everyone does not agree with your twisted logic. It is never personal with me. You can not get in my head. “Stop the madness, get over it and move beyond this”. There is life after disqualification. I wish your son and his team the best. Congrats to all that made it to the finals. See you tomorrow in Jefferson.