The football season opener between Kaimuki and Radford has been forfeited by Kaimuki.
The game had been scheduled for Saturday at Farrington’s Skippa Diaz Stadium.
OIA football coordinator Harold Tanaka confirmed that a low number of eligible players is the reason for the forfeiture. In years past, the league generally has used 25 as a threshold number for small rosters.
“They’re going to be fine,” Tanaka said. “It’s just this week.”
New coach Reid Yoshikawa stepped in after the school fired David Tautofi on Aug. 31.
The DOE’s COVID-19 vaccination deadline was on Sept. 24. Along with exemption requests and testing, many football programs have been affected.
Radford’s next game is on Oct. 23 against Pearl City. Kaimuki is scheduled to meet Kalani on Oct. 22 at Kaiser Stadium.