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Football looking to come back to Archbishop Walsh Academy

by jpolicastro
Tue, Dec 11th 2018 09:00 am

Archbishop Walsh Academy is planning to offer Eight-Man Football in their fall of 2019 sports program.  Eight-man football shares the same rules, procedures, and structure as the traditional 11-man game, with a few differences. It depends greatly on the type of formation used, but the eliminated players are commonly two offensive tackles and a skill position player on offence, and two defensive backs and a defensive lineman on defence.  

Eight-man football consists of fast-paced games with higher scoring than the traditional game. Eight-man scores vary depending on the offensive and defensive strategies, but scores typically fall in the 40-60 point range, with "high scoring" games reaching the 70s and "low scoring" games falling below 30.  This format is noted for producing multi-skilled players that are responsible for playing several positions that require speed, agility, and strength.

The team will travel to Syracuse and Rochester for games as well as host several games for area teams.  Students in 7th and 8th grade will be able to practice with the team and students in 9th - 12th grade will field the team, but they must be enrolled at Walsh for the 2019-2020 school year.  All who are interested and would like further information should contact Eric DiMartino, STCS/Walsh Athletic Director at (716) 372-8122 or email at: [email protected]  Admissions questions can be directed to Mary Beth Garvin, Director of Admissions and Student Life at (716) 372-8122 or by email at [email protected]

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