(Ethete, Wyo.) – It was a numbers decision. In last Friday afternoon’s conference game against county rival Wind River, the Wyoming Indian Chiefs only suited up 14 players. One of those players was injured the game and didn’t return. With two games left in the schedule, the Chiefs simply ran out of players. Several of the team members were unavailable this week for this week’s game against Shoshoni, and the school decided to forfeit their last two games of the season, Friday night against Shoshoni and a week from Friday against Rocky Mountain .

The Chiefs won a single game this season, a 21 to 12 win over the Wind River Junior Varsity. The team, with the last two forfeits, will end the season with a 1-7 record. That’s a one game improvement over last fall’s record. Wyoming Indian plays in the Class 1A-11 Man West Conference with Cokeville, Saratoga, Shoshoni, Rocky Mountain and Wind River high schools.

Shoshoni Activities Director Max Mills is trying to line up a replacement game with a high school sophomore team from Casper, according to the Wind River Radio Network’s Erick Pauley.