While dozens of schools across our region are getting ready for the kickoff of football season, one school is hanging up the pads this year.
The Carlisle School, a private academy in Martinsville didn't have enough boys interested in playing.
When most schools have 30 players, less then 10 signed up for the team.
Two students left the school to play football elsewhere.
"Football is a great rallying sport. You know for the school and community to get behind Friday night, Saturday afternoon whenever we're going to play. We won't have fall cheer leading this year as a result because we don't cheer for soccer, or field hockey, or volleyball or other sports," said Carlisle Athletic Director David Gaylor.
The school revived the football program in 2007 after a 30 year hiatus.
Gaylor says he plans to have a team on the field next fall.