Imani Christian athletic director Enos Scott said Wednesday that in all probability the school will not field a football team this season.
“We have tried very hard, but we don’t have any players,” Scott said. “I informed the WPIAL and (Executive Director) Tim O’Malley that it looks like we won’t have a team and we were given until (Monday) to make a final decision.
“But it does not look good. We have no starters back from last year. We only had three kids show up to lift weights in the summer and we have not held any practices (this week).”
O’Malley said he talked with Scott earlier and informed him that Imani Christian had a responsibility to play the games against the schools in their conference and that the school should do everything in its power to field a football team.
“I told them they have until Aug. 19 to make a final decision,” O’Malley said.
–by Jeff Oliver