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Injuries and lack of depth have taken a toll on the Village Academy football program this season.

The school announced Monday night it will forfeit its final three regular-season games.

Village Academy was scheduled to play a makeup game against Glades Day on Monday, followed by Fort Lauderdale-University on Friday, and Coconut Creek-North Broward Prep on Nov. 3.

The Tigers also forfeited their Oct. 6 game against Hollywood-International School of Broward, but returned to the field the following week against Fort Pierce-John Carroll for what turned out to be their final game.

Village Academy finishes the season 0-9 under first-year coach Rod Huggins. The former FAU defensive back took over the program from longtime coach Don Hanna in February.

Hanna's Tigers finished 3-8 last year in his final season, and advanced to the Class 2A regional semifinals.

Huggins will return next year, Athletic Director Christine Jiggins said Tuesday.

"Due to injuries and team depth, we need to be concerned for our remaining players' safety and health," Jiggins said.

"Our football program will continue under coach Rod Huggins' leadership in the 2018-19 season. "

Glades Central enters state poll: The Raiders are back to where they're accustomed to being.

The perennial powerhouse program entered the Associated Press Class 4A poll at No. 5 this week after defeating American Heritage on Friday. Glades Central is one of three Palm Beach County to be ranked this week.

In Class 3A, Oxbridge Academy slipped just behind Hollywood-Chaminade-Madonna and now sits at No. 2. In Class 1A, Pahokee is second behind Madison County.

For the complete polls, go to PalmBeachPost.com/highschoools.

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