Missouri high school football team to forfeit game after players choose farmers convention
A Missouri high school football team is capping off its winless season by forfeiting its final game on Friday because a number of its players are choosing to attend a farming convention in Kentucky.
According to Missouri’s News-Press, South Holt High School in Oregon, Mo. — which has a total of 78 students — decided to cancel its last game of the season, a first-round playoff matchup against Stewartsville, because too many of its players decided to attend the upcoming Future Farmers of America convention in Louisville, Ky.
The eight-man team had already seen a number of its players quit or go down with injuries during the teams winless season, and the forfeit will give South Holt a final record on the year of 0-10. According to CBS Sports, the South Holt Knights were outscored 515-62 over the course of their nine games this season.