BIGFORK — Bigfork High School will not field a boys soccer team this season, due to a low turnout of athletes.
The school said many of last year’s participants either graduated or opted to play other sports this fall.
“We offer more sports than any other Class B school and we’re proud of that, but sometimes our students get spread a little thin,” said Bigfork athletic director Dave Creamer. “Right now our numbers for football and cross Country are strong, and we don’t have the enrollment of most of the schools we compete against in Class A soccer. We regret this for the student-athletes who wanted to play and who practiced the last three weeks. We also regret it for the schools who either won’t get a game or will have to find another opponent. We are hopeful that some younger students will show some interest in soccer, so we can show the MHSA that we will have enough to field a team in 2017.”
All scheduled boys games will be considered forfeit wins for Bigfork’s opponents, while the Bigfork girls will continue playing the 2016 season.