Fort Scott CC announces termination of football program

The FSCC Board of Trustees made the announcement Monday night.
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FORT SCOTT, Kan. – Fort Scott Community College has terminated its football program, according to a release from the school on Monday night. The release reads:

“The termination of the historic and legendary FSCC football program was a difficult and emotional decision. A competitive football program at FSCC is not sustainable due to the cumulative effect of limited resources, changes in Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference (KJCCC) football eligibility rules in 2016, and the changing ethos of football in general. We simply do not have the resources to maintain a football team that would be competitive in the Jayhawk Conference.

The FSCC football program has afforded thousands of young men the opportunity to attain a college education and was the positive, transformational experience that allowed them to be more successful in life. The dedication, expertise, and contributions of the many outstanding coaches, community supporters, and support staff who have been part of the football program over many years is one of the reasons FSCC is loved by many of our alumni. We would especially like to thank the current football players and coaching staff who have represented FSCC with honor, pride, and dignity this season in very trying competitive circumstances.

FSCC will honor scholarships for all football student athletes who choose to stay at FSCC and continue their education.

Sincerely,

FSCC Board of Trustees

Alysia Johnston, FSCC President”

Fort Scott’s final game of the fall season was a 63-2 loss to Independence CC in the first round of the KJCCC playoffs on Sunday. The Greyhounds ended the season with a 1-8 overall record (2-7 overall after Butler was forced to forfeit wins).

Fort Scott CC attempted to play a spring schedule in 2021 after COVD-19 canceled the fall 2020 season. The Greyhounds didn’t finish that spring schedule, playing three games before ending the season early, citing “injury and attrition” to the roster.