Marcus Whitman to play 8-man football this fall

And now there are three area teams going to eight-man high school football, with more sure to follow.

Marcus Whitman has informed Section V football coordinator Scott Barker that its varsity football team will join the group of eight-man teams around the state.

The Wildcats had planned to play a Finger Lakes West league schedule while attempting to qualify for the Section V Class C Tournament, before following Holley and Finney/Northstar to eight-man football. A projection of low participation numbers led to Marcus Whitman's decision.

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