Alex Brasky | @BataviasBestHS
Friday, July 27, 2018 | BataviasBest.org
After years of futility within the GR League, and dwindling numbers forced their hand, the Holley Football program is set to pursue eight-man football in 2018 and beyond.
“Our numbers have been low so this came around at the right time for us and we’re going to give it a try,” Holley athletic director Dan Courtney told OrleansHub in March. “It’s nothing new. Eight-man football has been around for a long time and is played in many states. We want to give our kids the opportunity to continue to play football and this provides us the chance to do that.”
The Hawks join CG Finney/Northstar as the two Section V programs which have opted for eight-man this season, and will both join one of the three leagues created by NYSPHSAA teams for the 2018 season.
It will be interesting to see how this plays out for Holley, and whether or not this will help build the program in hopes of returning to 11-man ball in the future.