Humboldt High School in St. Paul is dropping its varsity football program, according to KARE-TV 11. The television station is reporting that the school has decided to only field a JV team next year due to low numbers.
“We really needed to somehow reboot the whole system here,” said Humboldt High School Athletics Director David Mergens to KARE 11.
Humboldt has a new head coach this year. Arnulfo Flores says he agrees with the decision to only play JV football for the year.
Last year, the Hawks were 0-10, which included a forfeit loss for a lack of players. Mergens said there was a time when the school only had 14 healthy players last year.