Floyd has forfeited its last two football games of its season because of a depleted roster, according to school officials.
Floyd was scheduled to host Tatum tonight in an 8-man District 3 game.
“There were three players who were injured (last week), two with a concussion and one with a pinched nerve, and that brought us down to seven players,” Broncos coach Rafael Roybal said.
The Broncos (0-8) started the season with a 13-man roster, but have struggled with numbers most of the season because of injuries and players leaving the program.
Floyd forfeited its district opener against Melrose last week.
“We’ve got good numbers, we just don’t have any kids interested in playing football,” Roybal said. “The rules say you have to start with eight and if you don’t have eight then you don’t play.”
With 80 high school students, Floyd’s enrollment exceeds the limit of 75 for 6-man. The limit for 8-man is 125.
“We probably won’t consider the move to 6-man, but it might be an option,” Floyd principal Chris Duncan said. “We’re going to call a meeting with parents soon to look at the future football at Floyd to see if we can get some commitment to play. We’ll probably keep playing 8-man, though.”
If Floyd wanted to go down to 6-man, it would have to appeal to the New Mexico Activities Association board.