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DESOTO (CBSDFW.COM) – Widespread confusion and frustration has taken over the DeSoto High School football community.

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Late Monday night word spread throughout the community that DeSoto High’s football coach Todd Peterman was being removed from his position as head coach of the team he led to a state championship just last season.

Concerned parents, players and members of the community filled the school district’s board room Monday night during the scheduled school board meeting looking for an explanation to the rumors of Peterman’s firing.

Longtime DeSoto resident David Wells said he had no idea why the district would want to remove a coach who just won a state championship and is beloved in the community.

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Wells said, “the coach has my support. I’m not sure what it’s about. I know how his players are… the coach has my support.”

The lack of information has led to many speculations that the removal of the coach might be race related. Something many who showed up in support of Peterman say they hope it’s not true.

Parent Terry Orr said, “There is nothing positive about coming out and saying hey we’ve got a coach that led us to a state championship… I got an idea lets fire him… it’s one of the most embarrassing things.”

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As of this article’s publishing, the school district has not addressed the situation publicly.