Albuquerque Academy’s football team was so thin with athletes this season that head coach Kevin Carroll didn’t have much company on the sideline.
It’s precisely because of the Chargers’ low numbers that Academy is making a drastic change for 2015.
Academy petitioned the New Mexico Activities Association to leave its district next year (5-5A) and play as an independent, and that request has been approved.
“Numbers have always been an issue for us. There’s not a lot in the pipeline,” said Carroll, Academy’s longtime coach. “We just think that right now, for us, this is the best move we can make.”