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A GOOD IDEA HSers

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A GOOD IDEA HSers who want to play football are often out of luck. Many school districts don’t allow HSers to participate and forming a team with 11 on a side may not be feasible. An option may be a six or eight man league.

Alabama has boasted respectable eight-man leagues for years. In panhandle states such as Texas and Oklahoma, eight- and six-man football is taken seriously, seeing as how a significant number of small, rural high schools have no choice but to participate in such leagues…

FCS, in its third year of playing eight-man football, spearheaded the effort to establish the Tennessee Valley Football Conference, to which four eight-man teams belong. Two of those teams are from the Birmingham, Ala., area. The other, Aaron Academy, is a first-year team of home-schooled kids from Hendersonville…

“[T]his is a good option for small, private Christian schools and some home-schooled teams.”

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