Wehunt said Victory Christian gave a warning Monday night that it may not have enough players and made the forfeit official Tuesday.
“We naturally wanted to get the win playing, but it gives us a chance to get a few guys better after being beat up,” the coach said.
Despite getting Ohatchee in the win column, the general reaction was disappointment, especially from the seniors, who now have one game left playing for the Indians.
“When I told them Tuesday before practice the general reaction was, ‘Hey coach, come on.’ You’ve worked all year to play and they don’t want to hear that,” Wehunt said. “They’re disappointed and the whole group is disappointed because our guys want to play.”
The Indians continued their usual practice schedule this week and began preparation for their Week 10 game against Gaylesville. Wehunt said having Friday open will provide the coaches a chance to get a first-hand look at Gaylesville.
“Watching teams on film doesn’t really give you the real-time game speed,” he said. “Gaylesville plays Donoho tomorrow so it’ll give us a chance to see those guys in person.”
Brandon Miller covers prep sports for The Star. He can be reached at 256-235-3575 or follow him on Twitter @bmiller_star