SDHSAA Will Advise to Postpone 6-Man Football

A football. (courtesy MGN Online)

PIERRE, S.D. - The Executive Staff of the SDHSAA will recommend postponing the addition of Six-Man Football for the 2019 & 2020 seasons at next week’s regularly-scheduled 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 John Krogstrand, Assistant Executive Director for the SDHSAA.

“Over twenty 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 of 2018 to begin offering six-man football as a sanctioned offering this coming fall.

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

Courtesy: SDHSAA