Tackle is Back for 2019-2020
Posted 02/15/2019 12:46PM

Following a one season hiatus, tackle football will be BACK at DC for the 2019-2020 school year! DC will be joining the newly formed KSFL (Keystone State Eight-Man Football League) and along with Perkiomen School, Valley Forge Military Academy, and Mercersburg Academy, will bring a concept of football to PA that many other small schools across the country have been moving towards over the past several years – eight man football.

Eight-man football shares the same rules, procedures, and structure as the traditional 11-man football, with a few minor differences. Typically, an eight-man formation eliminates two offensive tackles and a skill player on offense and two defensive backs and a defensive lineman on the defense. The game is quicker, with higher scores bringing added excitement for casual and die-hard fans alike.

Why the move to an eight man formation? Many smaller schools who value what football offers athletes and school culture as a whole are taking a closer look at this type of program. Due to a number of challenging circumstances, the difficult decision was made late last summer to place DC’s ten year old football program on hold. From a sustainability vantage point, the eight man formation gives smaller schools some latitude in numbers and the physical size of lineman. Since football has become a big part of DC’s schoolwide culture, a move to the eight man program is a win/win.

Led by Head Coach Lloyd Hill, the committed coaching staff from our 11 man program is on board and is already hard at work planning for the 2019 season. Coach Hill will be leading interest meetings for any current and perspective students /families interested in participating in football, learning more about the new league and/or learning more about DC’s vision for football going forward.

Here are a couple links showing eight man programs in action:

For more information, contact DC’s Director of Athletics, Reggie Parks, at

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