Wisconsin HS cancels most football games after lopsided shutout losses

After two extremely one-sided shutout losses, a Wisconsin high school announced it will cancel the majority of the remaining games on the varsity schedule.

Menominee Indian (Keshena, Wisc.) lost his Week 1 game 76-0 and then his second game 58-0. According to WJFW and WAOW, she did not publicly justify the decision.

The team only has 22 players, according to WAOW, so it’s reasonable to speculate that player security could be a factor. Players can play both sides of the ball, as many do across the country, but such a small squad leaves little room for injury or other absenteeism. This concern swells when the opponent physically dominates games, as was likely the case in those first two games that resulted in a 134-0 aggregate score.

Menominee Indian will play its game against Tomahawk on Oct. 7 and the homecoming game against Northland Pines on Oct. 14, the outlets said. The junior varsity team will continue to play, according to WJFW.