Two games of the 2019 Bulldog football season have been cancelled due to lack of participation.
A meeting was held at Red Boiling Springs High School with Principal Don Jones on Friday afternoon Oct 11th to inform people of the status of the football program.
Last Friday night’s game against Clinton County, KY and the game scheduled for this week (Oct 18) against Hart County, KY have been cancelled due to a lack of players on the team.
The game against Pickett County on Oct 25th, which is a district game and is scheduled for homecoming, is still scheduled at this time. The final game of the season against Clay County, which is also a district game, is also still on the schedule.
Principal Jones indicated that both of the final two district games will be played if the team has enough players.
According to Richard McWhirter, Assistant Executive Director of the TSSAA in charge of football, there are two procedural events for a member school to participate in a football season. One of these events would be for the member school to sign contracts to play with other TSSAA member schools in the classification designated by the TSSAA.
According to the TSSAA those contracts usually have a forfeiture fee. However this fee is negotiable between the two schools and can range from $0 to $2000. According to the RBS administration there were no contracts with the Kentucky schools therefore there were no forfeiture fees.