Fort Worth Polytechnic girls basketball coach Sharon Starr said her team's forfeit of Saturday's district game against Birdville was because of holiday travel and shouldn't be an issue as District 6-4A play continues.
Around 45 minutes before Saturday's game, Birdville coach Amy Ingram received a call from Starr saying she only had four of her six total players show up for the game and conceded the game to the Hawks.
Polytechnic (6-10, 2-6 District 6-4A) was only able to field one team this season as just six girls elected to play. With such low numbers, Starr said anything unforeseen, such as low grades, could create problems.
"I don't have that many players so anytime something comes up I could be at risk," Starr said.
Participation numbers have been an issue for several years at Polytechnic, according to Joel Zuniga. He coached at Poly in 2010-11 and 2011-12. He said the program had grown to about two dozen girls.
"We had two teams for the first time in several years," Zuniga said of last season. "I had won a handful of games, but from what I understand the numbers are back low again."
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