Ellsworth Turns To 8-Man Football
Four classes of 11-man football and 2 divisions of 8-man football. That's the final plan approved by the Maine Principals' Association football committee.
Ellsworth is the one high school in the North Region that will switch to the new 8-man football. The Eagles will play in the Large School Division along with Mt. Ararat, Gray-NG, Yarmouth and Maranacook.
The new 8-man Small School Division includes Sacopee Valley, Traip, Old Orchard, Boothbay and Telstar.
The committee elected to stay with four 11-man classes (A, B, C, D) with North and South regions. The North teams are...
Class A: Lewiston, Bangor, Deering, Oxford Hills, Edward Little, Portland, Windham, Skowhegan and Cheverus
Class B: Hampden, Messalonskee, Cony, Brewer, Mt. Blue, Gardiner, Lawrence and Nokomis
Class C: MDI, Waterville, Hermon, Belfast, Old Town, John Bapst, Winslow and MCI
Class D: Foxcroft, W.A., Mt. View, M.A., Orono, Houlton, Bucksport, Dexter and Stearns.
NOTE: The football committee's work is done. Any appeal by schools to change classes is heard by another MPA committee.