With two games left and too few players, the Riverside football team in Boardman, Ore., has called it a season.
The Pirates started the year in a precarious position with just 14 players on their roster. They canceled their season opener against McLoughlin because some players had not gotten in enough practices, but they were on the field the next week against Irrigon.
The fate of the season became clear, however, after two players missed a game because of concussions and two others quit.
"You can't play football with 11, 12 kids," Riverside athletic director Clair Costello said.
The Pirates were supposed to play tonight at Burns and Nov. 2 at home against Vale. Both games have been forfeited, so Riverside ends its first season under coach Kyle Napiontek with a 1-6 overall record and an 0-4 mark in the 3A Eastern Oregon League.
Costello said the school is trying to decide whether to go with a league schedule or an independent schedule in 2013.
"We're definitely gonna play football next year," he said. "We don't know which way we'll go right now, but we'll go some way."