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Eight-man is back with a lot to smile about!


September 14, 2023

Paul Ocker

Eight-man football allows the entire Cardinal squad to be captured in one photo.

WAITSBURG-Eight-man football is back at Waitsburg High, and there was nothing but smiles from the fans at the field that is, once again, "The Home of the Cardinals." The eight-man game is fast-paced and tends to be more spread out, with more room for players to get in the open for big playmaking. In addition, on-side kicks are more prevalent; misdirection plays keep you guessing, and pitches and quarterback sneaks make it a fun game to watch.

At the Cardinal's first home game, long-time residents recalled days past of community-based football. "During the eleven-man days, we would play team...

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