Is the time right for eight-man football at Maine HS ?

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Is the time right for eight-man football at Maine HS ?

Postby Tom Nolette » Tue Oct 31, 2017 2:31 am

Is the time right for eight-man football at Maine high schools?
Schools dealing with dwindling roster sizes may find eight is enough to sustain the sport

...Jack Cosgrove, former head coach at the University of Maine, first heard about the eight-man game from his predecessor, Kirk Ferentz, now coaching at the University of Iowa.

Ferentz “used to talk about how popular eight-man football is in the Midwest,” Cosgrove said. “I started to think, would that work here? Is that worth investigating?”

Eight-man football is played without two interior linemen and one back found in traditional football. Fields are typically 120 feet wide instead of 160 feet, while the length can remain 100 yards or be reduced to 80.

http://www.pressherald.com/2017/10/30/i ... -in-maine/
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