MUSKEGON — Some players are on concussion protocol, and others are nursing different injuries which has forced Orchard View school officials to notify Oakridge that it does not have enough varsity level players to field a team this week.

The decision, officials said in an email, did not come without soul searching over the last few days, but they feel it is best in the interest of player safety.

While this week’s game has been canceled, the Cardinals hope to be back to full strength for next week’s home game with Ravenna.