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Jefferson County high school ends football season early

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Grandview High School in Jefferson Counted ended its football season without playing the final 3 scheduled games. The Grandview R-II school district blamed the decision on a large number of injuries. Superintendent Matt Zoph told News 4, "The kids were very disappointed."

Enrollment for the small district south of Hillsboro is 800 students. The high school began the season with only 24 players. During a game against Jefferson High School of Festus in the seventh week of the season, eleven players were injured.

Some of the injuries included a broken arm and a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). Zoph said it would have been unsafe to continue the season with only 13 players, most of which are underclassmen.

Grandview High School forfeited its final two games of the regular season, against St. Vincent and Crystal City, as well as a post-season district game.

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