A rocky and trying season has come to a conclusion for the Bellarmine-Jefferson High football program.
After being plagued by low numbers and injuries that severely depleted the Guards in all of their games, Bell-Jeff's final three opponents were informed Oct. 16 that the team will be forfeiting its final three contests.
In the midst of a bye last week, the Guards were due to return to action Oct. 25 against defending Santa Fe League champion Salesian. However, that game on the road, along with another league game at St. Anthony (Nov. 1) and a league contest on the road against rival St. Genevieve (Nov. 8) have been scrapped.
First-year Bell-Jeff Coach Lance Fauria confirmed the cancellations in a press release Saturday.
"The parents, faculty and administration of Bellarmine-Jefferson High School are extremely proud of the efforts of the young men on our football team this year," the release read. "These gentlemen reflect the virtue of fortitude.