Ainsworth Votes to drop to 8 man Football
Tuesday, 17 November 2015 11:49
Ainsworth will drop down to the eight-man football ranks for the 2016-17 seasons following a vote by the Ainsworth Community Schools Board of Education during Monday’s meeting.
Superintendent Darrell Peterson said there had been extensive discussion in the community during the past couple months.
The superintendent said moving from 11-man to eight-man football was the consensus at this point.
Low numbers in the football program forced the cancellation of the junior varsity season this year.
Peterson said there would be some cost to change the field. Eight-man fields are only 80 yards long, while 11-man fields are 100 yards from end zone to end zone. The eight-man field is also not as wide as an 11-man field, but that would only take painting to accommodate.
With board member Aaron Jackman absent, the board voted 5-0 to submit to the Nebraska School Activities Association that Ainsworth opted to compete in Class D-1 for the 2016-17 seasons. The NSAA sets up football schedules on a two-year basis, thus having to commit to playing eight-man football for two years instead of one.
By having too large an enrollment to receive a waiver to play eight-man football, Ainsworth will be ineligible for the playoffs during the next two years.
Deadline for State Wrestling Tickets November 20th
Monday, 09 November 2015 11:28
The deadline to order state wrestling tickets is November 20th at the high school office. The early date is because group orders are due to the Century Link Center before December 4th.