As the roster shrank and the losses grew, coach Cole Wyatt kept reminding his Banner County boys basketball team to never give up.
Lacking enough players to field a team at several small schools has led some to schedule games week-to-week and others to cancel the season outright.
Maywood-Hayes Center overwhelmed an under-manned Banner County team on a hot day in Hayes Center, winning the co-op’s first ever game 25-0. The game was called after the first half, because Banner County suited only six players for the 6-man game and temperatures were in the mid-90s.
This weekend’s high school action will see the berth of a new team: The Maywood-Hayes Center Wolves. The Wolves see their first action in football — as well as volleyball — on Friday afternoon. The 6-man football team kicks off at 3 p.m. in Hayes Center against Banner County.