A Bellarmine-Jefferson High football program that has suffered its share of struggles this season hit another speed bump this week.
Already suffering from low numbers, the Guards had several players sustain injuries during a Sept. 28 nonleague game against Campbell Hall. That has left the Bell-Jeff team depleted and forced the cancellation of Saturday's 7 p.m. nonleague contest against Santa Clarita Christian at Canyon Country Canyon High, according to Guards Coach Lance Fauria.
"Our main concern is the safety of our kids," said Fauria, who is in his first year. "We are doing the best that we can, but the number of kids we have who are healthy right now, it's just too dangerous to put that small of a group on the field right now."
Fauria said he realized the game against Santa Clarita Christian would have to be scrapped when less than 11 healthy players showed up for practice Tuesday.