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 SDHSAA.com.