First it was South Whidbey, now Sultan doesn't want to play the Wildcats, who opened the season 3-0, outscoring opponents 170-0.

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The Archbishop Murphy football team, the No. 1 Class 2A team in the state in The Seattle Times football rankings, won’t be playing Friday.

Or next Friday.

South Whidbey, citing a disadvantage in roster size and talent, forfeited Tuesday.

Another Cascade Conference team, Sultan, announced Thursday it would forfeit its Sept. 30 game, according to the Everett Herald.

“When you look at our football team thus far (this season),” Sultan athletic director Scott Sifferman told the Herald, “we’re having some success (3-0), but we’re very thin. I think we’re a decent (Class) 1A football team, but we do not have a lot of depth. In the typical flow of any game, we’re rotating in a lot of young, undersized kids … and by putting some of those kids on the field, we don’t match up well (against Archbishop Murphy) at all.”

Archbishop Murphy, a private Catholic school in Everett, has outscored its first three opponents 170-0. ATM can draw athletes from a large area as it’s a private school.

Cascade Conference ADs have met twice about the disparity between the rest of the league and the Wildcats. Conference president Jason Frederick told the Herald the remaining league opponents are “locked into playing those games” for now.