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God....I love 8-man football

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Chef, Oct 26, 2007.

  1. Chef

    Chef Active Member

    2 defensive struggles from the great state of Kansas Thursday Night.

    Natoma 84
    Logan 82

    Moscow 84
    Rolla 54
  2. kingcreole

    kingcreole Active Member

    Saw the Moscow/Rolla box. Damn thing took up about four inches.
  3. Barsuk

    Barsuk Active Member

    Go St. Paul! Go 45-point rule!
  4. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Christ, those look like Arena League scores.
  5. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    OK, I'm dumb.

    What's 8 man football--besides the obvious, of course?
  6. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    The rules are basically the same as 11-man football but you play on a smaller field.

    They play 6-man here in Texas and, I think, Nebraska. In that version there are no ineligible receivers. Not sure if that's true in 8-man though.

    Minnesota plays a 9-man version of the game too.
  7. Captain_Kirk

    Captain_Kirk Well-Known Member

    Dammit! I thought the under 152 1/2 was a lock in the Natoma game.
  8. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    Yeah, 9-man is fairly popular around the upper midwest. I think Kansas has six man, as well.

    And it's for smaller schools who would struggle to field a full 11-man team, per JR's quiestion.
  9. forever_town

    forever_town Well-Known Member

    I thought Rolla was in Missouri...
  10. Taylee

    Taylee Member

    South Dakota still plays nine-man football.

    State finals are played on a normal-sized field in a dome. Covered those marathons at previous job.
  11. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    Sounds like 3 on 3 hockey.

    Wide open spaces.
  12. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    A few private schools in Mississippi play 8-man, too.

    An aside...
    Was talking to an old coach once who had coached 8-man football in Texas. He said they sometimes played 11-man teams (after borrowing a few players) by basically playing 8-man. They'd split two receivers waaaaay out wide, then just play their normal game between the numbers. Thought that was interesting.
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