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2021 6 man season

PostPosted: Wed Mar 03, 2021 11:31 am
by footballfan1
Who are the new teams? And how do you see it playing out this year?

Re: 2021 6 man season

PostPosted: Wed Mar 03, 2021 11:49 am
by Region2FootballFan
North Border Eagles are a new six man team. Made the quarterfinals last year in 9-man. I'm surprised they're making the move down but maybe it's the new trend.

Re: 2021 6 man season

PostPosted: Wed Mar 03, 2021 12:48 pm
by ndlionsfan
Alexander moving up to 9man. I think I read Trinity Christian opted out of playing FB or cooped with another team.

How does D-A look for next year? I know they had a pretty big senior class compared to other teams, but are their overall numbers still strong for next season?

Re: 2021 6 man season

PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2021 11:32 am
by footballfan1
I would like to see these small schools make a 6-man team instead of joining other schools. Give there kids a place to play at home school and some school pride.

Re: 2021 6 man season

PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2021 11:43 am
by ndlionsfan
footballfan1 wrote:I would like to see these small schools make a 6-man team instead of joining other schools. Give there kids a place to play at home school and some school pride.


I agree completely. Especially with FB being a sport such a wide range of kids can participate in. I can see schools/teams that have low numbers in bball being just fine for fball and keeping more of these small towns/schools going. I think if NDHSAA would just take the plunge and sanction it the number of teams would double in that division.

Re: 2021 6 man season

PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2021 11:59 am
by footballfan1
I totally agree if NDHSAA would sanction it. Teams would come quickly to it thats what is holding them back I think. They have had 10 in a divisions before why cant they with this?

Re: 2021 6 man season

PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2021 2:38 pm
by Flip
footballfan1 wrote:I totally agree if NDHSAA would sanction it. Teams would come quickly to it thats what is holding them back I think. They have had 10 in a divisions before why cant they with this?

If they sanction it can teams just jump to 6-man?

Re: 2021 6 man season

PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2021 3:23 pm
by ndlionsfan
Flip wrote:
footballfan1 wrote:I totally agree if NDHSAA would sanction it. Teams would come quickly to it thats what is holding them back I think. They have had 10 in a divisions before why cant they with this?

If they sanction it can teams just jump to 6-man?


I'm sure there would be some enrollment cutoff or a playoff weighting scenario to drop down just like they implemented with 9man for this next season.

If a team like Botno with 90 boys is able to play in a division with teams like Richland that only have 30 boys in their entire high school, how can they not figure something out for 6man? Even though Botno has struggled for years at 11man, I'm sure they can easily put more boys on the team than Richland even has available.