Friday night lights turn off for SE Texas program
Football for the Sabine Pass Sharks is officially over, just two games into it's 2018 season.
The team is the talk around town, but not for scoring touchdowns.
"It's not safe to put those kids on the field going both ways, not getting any breaks, and with the numerous injuries," Jason Thibodeaux said, "We just thought that
with the best interest of the safety of the child we decided to cancel the season."
Head Coach Jason Thibodeaux says the decision to forfeit the remainder of the season was difficult.
In just two weeks, one player suffered a separated shoulder, several with wrist injuries, and another in concussion protocol. Limiting the Sharks to only 12 players.
Thibodeaux has coached the Sharks for nearly 13 years, he says safety will remain his top priority.
"We're in the business of protecting, and taking our kids we love our kids, and we're going to take care of them," Thibodeaux said.
Many fans around town have mixed feelings, but many say they understand the concern.
"Well I kind of feel bad for the whole community actually, I wish we had a few more kids down here," James Butler said, resident.