EVERETT, Wash. – Oklahomans are passionate about their football teams, but one high school football team in Washington is so dominant that they are struggling to find opponents.
According to KIRO, Archbishop Murphy High School outscored its opponents 170 points to nothing in its first three games of the season.
However, they may not be able to take the field again.
The next three teams on their schedule have already forfeited, saying playing against the team puts their players at a safety risk.
“We can’t put our 5’8″, 125-pound quarterback up against their nose tackle who happens to be 6’5″ and over 330 pounds. He’s going to put that kid in the hospital,” Stacey Morris said.
Some parents expressed their concerns in emails, saying a game against Archbishop Murphy would be a safety concern and demoralizing.
Morris’ son plays for Granite Falls, the latest team to forfeit to Archbishop Murphy.
She says the first string players are half the size of Archbishop’s starting line, putting the entire team at risk if the first string players are injured.
“The hardest part now is everyone is saying, ‘You’re teaching your kids to be quitters,’ and that’s really not the case. You’re teaching your kids what’s an acceptable risk,” Morris said.