Kaiser’s beleaguered football team got more bad news Wednesday, when the school decided that it would be forfeiting the next two games, according to a source high up in the school’s administration.
The announcement is not a surprise. The Cougars had already canceled three of their games (including two league forfeits) due to low roster numbers. The next two forfeited games were originally scheduled for Friday at Aiea and Sept. 16 at No. 2 Kahuku.
Last Friday, the team played its first regular-season game and wound up losing 71-0 at Campbell.
The Cougars have two games remaining on their schedule — at home against Moanalua on Sept. 22 and at home against Waianae on Sept. 30. They are still waiting to play for the first time on their brand-new artificial turf field.
According to the Kaiser source, of the 22 Cougars players who played against Campbell, one has left the team and two others are not eligible.
A call on Thursday afternoon to coach Arnold Martinez for comment was not immediately returned.
At the beginning of the regular season, the Cougars had 19 total varsity players including seven who were ineligible — and that was deemed by Martinez and the administration to not be enough to safely play a game.