“The Polo Marcos will make the move to 8-man football in 2019. The community, school, and athletes look to build on the Marco football tradition in an exciting new style of high school football.” -Ted Alston Athletic Director Polo High School
The I8FA is excited to make it official that the Polo Marcos will be joining the league at the start of the 2019 football season. The Marcos have a proud football tradition and have had a lot of football success which includes qualifying for the IHSA playoffs 8 times since the 2005 season.
The Marcos come from the Northwest Upstate Illini which is loaded with great football programs. The conference has dominated the smallest classes in the IHSA playoffs for much of the last decade or more. The conference has made several state title game appearances and won several titles. Teams like Lena-Winslow, Stockton, Dakota, and Forreston are amongst the top teams in Illinois nearly every season.
For more info on Polo’s move to 8-Man football check out this great article from saukvalley.com. If your school has ever considered 8-Man football, please reach out to us. We would love to answer any questions you may have.