McKinley will not win a game in 2015. That’s because the Tigers are forfeiting their final two games of the season after starting 0-6.
On Tuesday, Oahu Interscholastic Association football coordinator Harold Tanaka confirmed McKinley’s decision to end its varsity season. The JV team will continue to play. Calls to Tigers first-year head coach Sam Cantiberos and athletic director Bob Morikuni were not immediately returned.
With a sparse roster that included many underclassmen and inexperienced players, McKinley (0-5 OIA Red) endured some lopsided losses — 90-0 against Waianae, 78-0 against Kahuku, 73-14 against Mililani.
The team’s final two games, originally scheduled for Saturday and Oct. 3 at Roosevelt’s Ticky Vasconcellos Stadium, will officially go down as 2-0 losses to Leilehua and Castle.
McKinley is the second team in a week to forfeit the remainder of its schedule. OIA Division II’s Anuenue, which is down to 13 roster players, made the same decision to end its season with two games left on the schedule last Thursday.