Low numbers force Denver Christian to suspend football program this year

Denver Christian will suspend its football program this season as a result of a number of factors which have led to low numbers.

Among those factors was a move to a new campus in Lakewood which puts the high school together with Denver Christian's middle and elementary schools.

The Crusaders, who won the Class 2A title in 2003, went 1-7 last season.

The program's hiatus means a number of schools are now looking for anĀ opponent to replace the dropped game.

Among Denver Christian's scheduled games were non-league opponents Highland (set for an Aug. 30 date) and Byers (Sept. 6). The entire 1A Metro League is also affected.

Assistant commissioner Harry Waterman, who oversees football, offered the following options to Metro League athletic directors in an email Tuesday afternoon:

  1. Play one less game. Playoff points will be averaged by one less contest. Prior to the start of the season, all contests that are dropped go down as a no contest, not a forfeit. Notify MaxPreps with schedule changes ASAP, even if you cannot find another opponent so they can remove D.C. from your schedule.
  2. If you are able to find a team to play between now and Zero Week, you may play them during Zero Week (August 21-23).
  3. You may play a home/away with another conference opponent. You will need to designate which game is for league standing.
  4. D.C. may have scheduled up to two non-league opponents. They may also be looking for another contest. Zero Week is an option.
  5. You may post your opening on our games wanted webpage. Contact Sharon in our office 303-344-5050.