River Valley Cancels Rest Of Varsity Football Season

The rest of the varsity football season at River Valley High School has been cancelled. River Valley School District Superintendent William Kearney says the team was left with too few players to complete the season after the coach cut three due to a disciplinary issue. Kearney says the three were the ringleaders of a boycott of practice last week. He doesn’t know why they started the boycott. The other players who took part have been suspended. Kearney says the three who were cut, along with one injury, meant the rest of the season was over. He says the school is now putting together a JV team and has scheduled some games for it. That JV team will play for homecoming, which is still set for October 18 versus White Cloud. Kearney says he supports the decision of the coach, adding that high standards must be maintained for the players. He says things will hopefully return to normal next year.