Fisher not having varsity football this year

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I'll add, unless the IHSA adds 8 or 7 man football. Then it might be possible. But 11 man at small schools is getting tough.
 

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8 man is big here in Iowa. The school where my wife taught for 25 years, they went to 8 man last year. I went to 3 of the games and enjoyed it. It's still football just on a smaller field and with less people. 71 schools competed in 8 man last year.
 
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Good for Fisher for doing what's best for those kids. It sure sucks for that senior. I'm guessing the juniors will play JV.
8 man is a good alternative if you want to keep a program alive. It's a fast wide-open game. Kids seem to like it. Once you strap it on its still football. I think we're up to about 10 conferences in Wisconsin. You gotta do what you gotta do.
 

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Good for Fisher for doing what's best for those kids. It sure sucks for that senior. I'm guessing the juniors will play JV.
8 man is a good alternative if you want to keep a program alive. It's a fast wide-open game. Kids seem to like it. Once you strap it on its still football. I think we're up to about 10 conferences in Wisconsin. You gotta do what you gotta do.
In Iowa, if your school doesn't offer a sport you may play for another program. My wife taught at a Catholic High School that didn't offer swimming, bowling and soccer. Students that wanted to compete in those sports were able to at the Public High School.
 

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And then there's the co-op thing, which I know happens a lot in hoops, which takes fewer kids, strangely enough. Spose you gotta haul the kids around for practice with a co-op which you wouldn't have to do with 8-man.
 

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We've got quite a few coops here as well and parochial kids swimming and stuff at the publics. It's the adults who seem to have the problem with 8 man not the kids.
 
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