BREAKING: Orono Will Not Play Varsity Football
Orono High School officials made the decision tonight that because of low numbers of players the Red Riots will not play a 2019 varsity football schedule and will instead request a JV schedule.
The program has been battling low numbers in recent years.
Orono's Athletic Administrator Mike Archer issued the following statement tonight...
This is to inform everyone that as a result of low numbers and difficulties with positional personnel, Orono High School will forego the 2019 Varsity football schedule and request a JV schedule.Our administration feels that this is in the best interest of our current players safety and well being and also maintains our ability to retain a varsity schedule for the 2020 season.We just met with our parents and players and although there is some disappointment, I think there is also some sense of relief and optimism that our players will be placed in a more safe and competitive setting on a weekly basis. We look at this as a great opportunity to keep Orono football alive for our current players as well as our future players at the Middle School.