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Missouri high school football team to forfeit game after players choose farmers convention

A Missouri high school football team will forfeit the last game of its winless season on Friday because too many players had chosen to attend the Future Farmers of America convention in Kentucky.  (The Denver Post via Getty Images) A Missouri high school football team will forfeit the last game of its winless season on Friday. (The Denver Post via Getty Images)

A Missouri high school football team is capping off its winless season by forfeiting its final game on Friday because a number of its players are choosing to attend a farming convention in Kentucky.

According to Missouri's News-PressSouth Holt High School in Oregon, Mo. -- which has a total of 78 students -- decided to cancel its last game of the season, a first-round playoff matchup against Stewartsville, because too many of its players decided to attend the upcoming Future Farmers of America convention in Louisville, Ky.

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The eight-man team had already seen a number of its players quit or go down with injuries during the teams winless season, and the forfeit will give South Holt a final record on the year of 0-10. According to CBS Sports, the South Holt Knights were outscored 515-62 over the course of their nine games this season.

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