No football at Region 8 school for 2010 season

RECTOR, AR ( - According to, Rector High School will not field a football team in 2010.

Class 2A Rector has scrapped its 2010 football season because of low player numbers, Coach Bobby Alberson said.

Alberson said the school decided Monday to cancel the season because less than 10 players are expected for fall practice.

Rector, which is 41 miles northeast of Jonesboro, also didn't field a team in 2004 because of insufficient numbers.

Alberson said Rector had 17 varsity players last season, but lost six seniors to graduation.

There were 16 players in spring practice, Alberson said, but "two or three" moved away and "four or five" others were declared academically ineligible.