By Tim Peterson
(Pasadena) – Pasadena Marshall has canceled the remainder of its football season the administration confirmed Wednesday.
The Eagles started off the season 0-3 and were outscored 174-9 in the process. They were reportedly down to about 20 players and with player attrition it would have been impossible to continue.
Marshall was scheduled to start Mission Valley League play this week against South El Monte. All MVL teams could either find another opponent or take the forfeit win but they all had to agree to one of the options.
“We were told it’s all or nothing. Everyone takes a forfeit or everyone finds a game. So then the issue became how is the team that plays MHS first supposed to find a week 4 game at this late stage? Two days to find a team, get film, practice…impossible. once that was realized the forfeit became a reality,” said Arroyo head coach Jim Singiser.
As a result all MVL teams are forced to play a nine-game schedule.