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Posted: Wednesday, April 28, 2010 12:55 pm | Updated: 3:42 am, Sat Oct 8, 2011.

A Desert Mountain freshman football coach has filed an assault complaint against varsity head coach Tony Tabor after a physical confrontation in Prescott over the weekend.

Kirk Williams, an assistant on the freshman level, called the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office on Sunday morning alleging that Tabor tackled him while both were sitting around a campfire the night before, sheriff’s office spokesman Dwight D’Evelyn said.

Williams claimed in the call to police that his back and head hurt, and that he was planning on seeing a doctor, D’Evelyn said.

No arrest has been made, and the investigation is ongoing.

“There was a little altercation between coaches but no police, punches thrown, nothing like that,” Tabor said. “I can’t figure out where (the assault allegations) are coming from.”

Tabor and Williams were in Prescott for a coaching retreat.

Tabor has been the coach of the Wolves for the past four seasons. He led Desert Mountain to a 9-4 record and a state semifinal appearance this past year.

Williams has been at Desert Mountain the last three years at the freshman level.

Athletic director Steve Harris declined to comment on the issue.

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