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bronte entering the world of sixman football

PostPosted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 11:01 am
by HP Drifter
According to sources Bronte voted last night to play sixman football in 17-18. They will honor 11 man next year. Welcome to the Longhorns.

Re: bronte entering the world of sixman football

PostPosted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 12:02 pm
by Leman Saunders
I also confirmed this with some of my Bronte connections.

Re: bronte entering the world of sixman football

PostPosted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 4:34 pm
by WV Backer
Hmmm... I guess hell finally froze over.

Re: bronte entering the world of sixman football

PostPosted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 6:44 pm
by Leman Saunders
no joke, im pretty sure i lost a bet on this one

Re: bronte entering the world of sixman football

PostPosted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 7:32 pm
by smokeyjoe53
HP Drifter wrote:According to sources Bronte voted last night to play sixman football in 17-18. They will honor 11 man next year. Welcome to the Longhorns.

Just so I've got it clear, Bronte will play 6man in 18-19, right?..........

Re: bronte entering the world of sixman football

PostPosted: Sat Mar 11, 2017 7:24 pm
by BE
Bronte will stay eleven for this 2017 football season, then go six with the next realignment... is the way I read it.

Re: bronte entering the world of sixman football

PostPosted: Sat Mar 11, 2017 9:41 pm
by coachbronk
They just lost their head football coach. He took a job at a school in San Angelo.

Re: bronte entering the world of sixman football

PostPosted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 12:52 am
by WV Backer
I had always heard that Bronte and Wink were two schools that would rather give up football than go sixman. Just goes to show that you never can tell. Maybe Wink will make a change too.

Re: bronte entering the world of sixman football

PostPosted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 8:58 am
by Jones26
I believe their coach left quite a while back. Wink's enrollment fluctuates too much to really make a move to sixman. Right now they are back in 2A numbers.

I'm glad to see Bronte come to sixman. With them and Irion County (rumored), this could change the D1 districts in this area quite a bit (although Bronte is actually closer to D2 numbers than they are 11man numbers). Both have turf fields they need to adjust.

Re: bronte entering the world of sixman football

PostPosted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 10:59 am
by Leman Saunders
2 schools that have great 6-man coaches in their administration: Cross Plains (Phil Mitchell) and Irion County (Billy Barnett)

Irion County use to be 6man back when they called themselves Mertzon, and not a bad team either

Re: bronte entering the world of sixman football

PostPosted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 11:17 am
by Leman Saunders
(not in the same area of Texas we are talking about but...)

I know Hubbard will move to 6man as soon as they can count their numbers below 105 (last snap shot was 112), might happen next alignment


I have no clue about Rocksprings who's snapshot number at 60 is the lowest of any team playing 11man, but they have a football HC opening at the moment as well if any of yall want to inquire

Re: bronte entering the world of sixman football

PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 7:57 am
by Old Bearkat
Leman Saunders wrote:2 schools that have great 6-man coaches in their administration: Cross Plains (Phil Mitchell) and Irion County (Billy Barnett)

Irion County use to be 6man back when they called themselves Mertzon, and not a bad team either


Didn't Irion County have almost 120 kids 9-12 the last alignment. They are close enough to San Angelo to get a lot of refugees fleeing the city (like Christoval too). Anyone have any idea on how many kids they have grades 5-8 coming up over the next few years?

Re: bronte entering the world of sixman football

PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 5:02 pm
by coach_jshelton
Talked to Coach Rawls this past week - they'll play 11-man in JH as well as HS this coming fall before making the switch to 6-man next realignment. Welcome to 6-man Bronte

Re: bronte entering the world of sixman football

PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 8:50 pm
by Johnny South
You would think that the Jr High would play sixman just to start the learning curve.

Re: bronte entering the world of sixman football

PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:58 am
by WV Backer
Bronte would certainly bring more of a winning tradition with them to the sixman football world than would Mertzon. Though neither team has been great in this decade, the Longhorns have had more success than the Hornets lately.