WYOMING, Mich. (WOOD) — Officials with Kelloggsville Public Schools say they are canceling the rest of the 2019 varsity football season.
The team currently only has 12 players able to play, according to a news release from the school district.
Officials say “injuries and other factors” have contributed to a low team roster.
“We have been monitoring our low numbers since the beginning of the season and have tried a variety of strategies to boost those numbers up, but because of recent injuries and other unforeseen events we are left with no other option,” the release stated.
The Rockets will forfeit their three remaining games against Godwin, Hopkins and Belding.
Varsity player Salama Furaha, a junior, hit the practice field with the junior varsity team Tuesday afternoon. The JV team will finish its season.
“I still come to practice to make these other guys better, because they’re probably going to be my teammates next year,” Furaha said. “I want to have a good team next year.”
Other players on the varsity team are having trouble adjusting to life without football.
“That always kept me busy and now it’s done so I don’t know what I’m going to do,” junior Nasir Bates said.
Kelloggsville went 10-1 two seasons ago but had yet to win a game this year.