SDHSAA Executive Staff to recommend postponing six-man football addition

PIERRE – The Executive Staff of the SDHSAA will recommend postponing the addition of six-man football for the 2019 and 2020 seasons at next week’s regularly-schedule Board of Directors Meeting in Pierre.

“When surveyed in 2017, over 40 schools from our membership indicated an interest in the addition of six-man football beginning with the 2019 season, noted SDHSAA Assistant Executive Director John Krogstrand. “Over 20 school districts had serious conversations about going the six-man route for this coming fall. Despite that, only a handful have indicated a serious commitment to participating in six-man for the upcoming two seasons.

“We feel it is best to suspend the addition of a six-man football class for the time being and continue with our current classification structure and regulations.”

The SDHSAA Board of Directors voted in June 2018 to begin offering six-man football as a sanctioned offering in the Fall of 2019.

A full agenda for the upcoming January meeting of the SDHSAA Board of Directors will be available later this week at


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