South Cameron ends varsity football program due to lack of available numbers

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The South Cameron High School varsity football program’s season has ended due to a second forfeit.

The Tarpons will not play against Elton this week due to lack of available players.

At Merryville, SCHS has 14 players but finished with 11 after three players left the game with injuries ranging from a concussion to a possible anterior cruciate ligament tear.

“We just don’t have enough (players), plain and simple,” South Cameron head coach Darryl Lee told The American Press. “We were trying our best to get through (the season).

“I think the only thing we would accomplish right now is having another kid go out with a season-ending injury.”

As a result of the Tarpons’ second voluntary forfeit in three weeks, their season is over due to Louisiana High School Athletic Association Rule 6.7.3. Oberlin and Grand Lake, the final two scheduled South Cameron opponents, can accept forfeit wins or find replacement opponents if approved by the LHSAA.

South Cameron, located in southwest Louisiana south of Lake Charles on the Gulf Coast, will have to field a junior varsity team for the next two seasons in order to restore the varsity program for the 2021 season.

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