Oh Lordy . Don't let the ancient Bearkat hear you bad mouthing 8-man........ The flys will be buzzing.......nowhereman":2d44asls said:What about 8 man ball. I have only seen a few games and it seemed a smaller version of 11 man but still not the quality of a good ol 6 man game. That might help some of the towns not feal so bad about having to drop down or drop football all together.
SixFan19":10ptj1xb said:Did you say "dropping down" to six-man? lol Eight-man never had a very strong hold in Texas and I can't see a valid reason or enough interest for its return. Six-man won out over eight-man for some reason. The fact is that these schools do not want to break from their tradition, from traditional football to play a stripped down version of the game. That is a 100% acceptible reason to me. I am not one of those that thinks we need to be recruiting schools to play. When it becomes a priority in their community it will happen as it happened for most of the schools that play six-man today.
WV Backer":19773kjj said:
SavannahSixManFan":2kdyelji said:My freshman year at Rochelle (1972), we played some area JV teams in 11-man football, played Knippa in an 8-man football and played our district games in 6-man football... anyone else play all three in the same year...???
You are not wrong, just a year off. Starts next year with the new alignment period.quentin70":3t2ky3tm said:i thought starting this year all sixman schools were gonna be classified as 1A, and last years 1A teams classified 2A and so on all the way to 6A. am i wrong?