Sarah Reed will not field a football team this season, officials with the Louisiana High School Activities Association confirmed to The New Orleans Advocate today.
Jacob Doyle of the LHSAA says the organization was informed about the decision on Friday.
School officials with Reed were not able to be reached.
Reed had just 13 players on its roster, according to the LHSAA.
All 13 players will be allowed to transfer to another Type 5 charter school in Orleans Parish.
Those schools are: Carver, Clark, Cohen, John McDonogh, Miller-McCoy, Walker-Landry, Sophie B. Wright, Lake Area New Tech Early College and Sci Academy. Lake Area and Sci Academy don’t compete in varsity.
“They are eligible to transfer, but to be eligible to play they will have to apply for a hardship,” said Doyle. “Each of those is on a case-by-case basis. It’s not guaranteed, but it’s what they will have to do.”
The LHSAA’s next hardship meeting is Sept. 4, a day before the LHSAA season starts.
The Olympians finished 0-9 overall and 0-4 in District 10-3A last year.
The decision to not play football leaves District 10-3A opponents scrambling to fill their schedules.
“It’s extremely difficult, almost impossible to find someone,” said Miller-McCoy coach Jeremiah Scott, who was slated to play Reed in Week 10. “But it’s really unfortunate for the kids at Reed.”