Section III football has a new look, again, and it doesn't include Richfield Springs.
Central New York's 13 high school football leagues have been realigned for the 2010 season, and one of the many changes signals the end of the football program at Richfield Springs Central School.
The Richfield Springs Indians, who last year joined forces with Mohawk because of their low numbers, have dropped the sport.
“When the athletic budget was presented to the Board of Education, football wasn't one of the sports for the simple reason we had a lack of participation,” Richfield Springs schools Superintendent Robert Barraco said. “It had nothing to do with finances. That wasn't the issue.”
Barraco said the school was hoping to play football with Mohawk again this season, but Mohawk chose not to merge at the varsity, junior varsity and modified levels.
The Mohawk-Richfield Springs “Tribe” played in Class C last season and finished 1-4 in the East Division and 2-7 overall. Now, Mohawk will return to the Class D East.
For more information on the changes head over to the Utica OD.