High school teams in Washington are forfeiting rather than play school with NFL-sized talent

In its first three games, ’s football team outscored its opponents 170-0. Now opponents of the Everett, Wash., private school powerhouse aren’t even trying to beat them.


With the latest opponent forfeiture, this one coming Wednesday by  High, the Wildcats will move to 6-0, with their last three victories occurring without even having to play a down.


Granite Falls held a community meeting in the school’s library Tuesday due to the injury concerns raised by parents, despite the school’s athletic director wanting to go through with the game, according to Seattle’s NBC affiliate KING 5. Archbishop Murphy team dominated the Tigers by scores of 66-6 in 2015 and 56-7 in 2014.


“My son is 5-8 and weighs 117 pounds and just got out of middle school and just turned 14,” Stacey McBride, the mother of a Granite Falls player, told KING 5. “They’ve got 18-year-old players that are 6-5 and weigh 330 pounds. I mean, that’s like putting a Volkswagen bug against a Mack truck.


WATCH: Archbishop Murphy H.S. responds after 3 schools refuse to play their football team: https://t.co/tRJcEM4c7O pic.twitter.com/MpSBZhRd9H — KING 5 News (@KING5Seattle) October 5, 2016



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Denis G. Campbell is founder and editor of UK Progressive magazine and co-host of The Three Muckrakers podcast. He is the author of 7 books and provides Americas, EU and Middle Eastern commentary to the BBC, itv, Al Jazeera English, CNN, CRI, MSNBC and others. He is CEO of Monknash Media and a principal with B2E Consulting in London. You can follow him on Twitter @UKProgressive and on Facebook.

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