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Eight-man football comes to Section V this fall

The New York State Public High School Athletic Association is examining if reduced-man football can be a solution where there are concerns whether schools have enough players to field a team for an entire season.

The varsity Holley and Finney/Northstar coaches said the teams would have struggled to maintain the 16-player roster required by the NYPSHSAA to play 11-man football.

Class C and D schools, the smallest in the NYSPHSAA’s divisions based on student enrollment, were the only teams eligible to join the eight-man football league this fall.

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