The Kaiser High School varsity football team is forfeiting its game Saturday against Radford.
Lon Passos, the Radford coach, said Tuesday that his Rams (0-1) will not be in action this week due to Kaiser’s decision. A source at Kaiser confirmed it.
This will be Kaiser’s second league forfeit in a row and the third straight week the Cougars (who will be 0-2) were unable to field a team with enough players to safely play a game.
Kaiser forfeited last weekend’s game against Mililani. The week before, the school canceled a scheduled nonleague game against Roosevelt.
The Kaiser JV team’s game against Radford will still be played on Saturday, but has been moved to Farrington’s Skippa Diaz Stadium at 4 p.m.
There are other changes to the OIA varsity schedule for this week:
>> The Roosevelt vs. Pearl City game has been changed from Friday at Pearl City to Saturday at Aloha Stadium at 7 p.m.
>> The Kalaheo vs. McKinley game has been moved from Saturday at Aloha Stadium to Saturday at Farrington’s Skippa Diaz Stadium at 6:30 p.m. (following the Kaiser vs. Radford JV game).
>> The start time for the Kalani vs. Kaimuki game at Aloha Stadium on Saturday has been changed from 4:30 to 5 p.m.
In addition, Saturday’s McKinley vs. Kalaheo JV game will not be played. Both teams are having trouble with roster numbers.
Here is the updated Oahu high school varsity football schedule.
According to a Kaiser source, the varsity team added two transfers (one from France and one from Le Jardin, and both have little to no experience in the sport) recently to boost the roster total to 21, but there are still players who are ineligible.
The Cougars have a bye the weekend of Aug. 25-26, and then are scheduled to be at Campbell (Sept. 1), at Aiea (Sept. 8), at Kahuku (Sept. 16), at home against Moanalua (Sept. 22) and at home against Waianae (Sept. 30).
All of those games are still on, but are tentative and will be looked at on a week-to-week basis.’
Kaiser’s new artificial turf field is done, but work on the track continues. The estimated completion date is the weekend of Sept. 9-10.