#4 Bruce (5-4) 38; #4 Stockbridge (3-6) 8
#3 New Auburn (7-2) 40; #3 Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah (4-5) 14
#2 Luck (8-2) 49; #2 Green Bay N.E.W. Lutheran (7-2) 38
#1 Prairie Farm (8-0) 70; #1 Abundant Life/St. Ambrose (8-1) 14
The return of the reduced-player offering is intended to assist smaller schools maintain football in their schools and communities.
The 16 programs playing eight-player schedules this season are Abundant Life/St. Ambrose, Birchwood, Bruce, Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah, Green Bay N.E.W. Lutheran, Luck, New Auburn, Northwood/Solon Springs, Prairie Farm, Oneida Nation, Siren, Stockbridge, Three Lakes, Valley Christian, Wayland Academy and Winter.
Schools with a three-year enrollment average of 200 or less are eligible for the end-of-the-season jamboree. All but three schools playing an eight-player schedule this season qualifies for the jamboree. Northwood/Solon Springs, Three Lakes and Wayland Academy each have three-year enrollment averages over 200.
The WIAA sponsored reduced-player football prior to the advent of the football playoff system in 1976. There were 78 schools that fielded reduced-player squads in the late 1950s, 72 of which were eight-player teams and six that were six-player. However, that number dwindled to just a few programs by 1969.
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Parking will be at the stadium and at the high school with shuttle busses to help with transportation from the high school parking lot to the stadium.
GENERAL: Eleven-player rules are used for eight-player football with the following modifications.
RULE 1: Each team has 8 players. The field is 80 yards between goal lines and 40 yards wide with 15-yard side zones. Seven-yard marks, 12 inches in length and 4 inches in width, shall be located 7 yards from each sideline. The 7-yard marks shall be marked so that at least each 10-yard line bisects the 7-yard marks. These marks shall not be required if the field is visibly numbered. If on-the-field numbers are used, the tops of those numbers shall be 7 yards from the sideline. By state association adoption, the 11-player field may be designated as official, and the dimensions of the field may be altered.
RULE 2: The free-blocking zone is a square area extending laterally 3 yards either side of the spot of the
snap and 3 yards behind each line of scrimmage.
RULE 2: The Outside Nine Yard Mark and Between Nine Yard Mark Conferences shall be held outside or
between the seven yard marks, respectively.
RULE 6:K’s free-kick line is its 30-yard line and R’s free-kick line is the 40.
RULE 7: a. At least five A players shall be on their line at the snap and may have any legal jersey number.
b. After the ball is marked ready for play, each player of A who participated in the previous
down, and each substitute for A must have been, momentarily, between the 7-yard marks,
before the snap.
c. Each A player (regardless of jersey number) who at the snap was on an end of the
scrimmage line (total of two) and each A
player who at the snap was legally behind the
scrimmage line (possible total of three) is eligible.
RULE 8: On the eight-player field, the ball is snapped after a touchback and is free kicked after a safety
from the 15-yard line.
RULE 10: The basic spot for a foul as in 10-4-6 shall be the 15-yard line.
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