A number of high school sporting events have been forfeited lately, citing safety and religious beliefs as the reasons.
In a span of three days, two schools from the Cascade Conference in Washington chose to forfeit their games against Archbishop Murphy High School, both citing concerns about player safety.
A high school boys soccer team in Arizona forfeited its game last week against a team that includes two girls. Faith Christian School in Mesa, Ariz., forfeited its game on Friday against Scottsdale’s Foothills Academy College Prep, a boys soccer team that includes sisters Alyssa and Colette Hocking, the Arizona Republic reported. Faith Christian cited religious beliefs in its decision.