The Lions will have to pay a $1,000 fine to Ohatchee for forfeiting.
“We went into the Fultondale ball game with 11 people and we got three hurt,” Victory Christian head coach Bobby Fairley said. “We are getting two back this week, so we don’t have enough to start the ball game this week. That is one reason we went ahead and had Senior Night the same night that we had homecoming against Ranburne.”
Last week, the Lions fell to Fultondale, 42-20 last week. Victory Christian struggled against the Wildcats’ first team, but they were able to compete in the second half against their second string and junior varsity. Eighth grader Harrison Cheatwood had passes of 23 and 65 yards for touchdowns in the fourth quarter.
Fairley said he will have several younger players available in their season finale at Ragland.
The Lions will finish the season next Friday at Ragland. Last season, the Purple Devils defeated Victory Christian, 61-6. Victory Christian’s only win against Ragland came during the 2009 season, 34-20.
“The reason we are going to play is because I have parents that wouldn’t let their ninth graders play against 2A schools, but they will let them play against a 1A,” Fairley said. “We have 16 kids that we can work with for that ball game. Last year, they played against them when they were seventh and eighth graders and some got hurt, so they won’t let them come out there against those guys this year.”
Ragland leads the series 8-1.