By Baxter Colburn
Algoma High School is considering a move to 8-man football after numbers for players continue to drop. The low numbers for kids going out for football the past two seasons point a direct path towards converting to the small-sided game, says High School Athletic Director David Robertson. Robertson outlines how to possible move would affect the program and school moving forward.
Area schools like Gibraltar and Sevastopol hold successful 8-man programs and Robertson knows that a move down to 8-man would dramatically change the perspective of how people view football and understands the concerns fans and players would have with the switch.
Robertson goes on to state that if Algoma does make the switch in two years, he fully supports the move and believes it would be the best for player safety and program stability.