Chicago Tribune Highlights 8-Man Football

The Chicago Tribune visited Alden-Hebron this season to highlight their Homecoming football game against Rockford Christian Life and their transition to 8-Man Football. “It’s a different football game, but it’s still a football game,” said Linda Glenn, who watched the...

I8FA Championship Site Set

We are excited to announce that the 2018 I8FA Championship will be played on Friday night, November 9th at April Zorn Memorial Stadium at Monmouth College in Monmouth, IL.  We want to thank Coach Chad Braun and the Monmouth College Athletic Administration for their...

Polo Commits to the I8FA for 2019

“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...

Milford-Cissna Park Commits to the I8FA

On Wednesday January 17th, the Milford School Board voted to make the move to 8-Man football for the Milford-Cissna Park Bearcats. Milford and Cissna Park High Schools have been playing football as a coop since the 2009 football season.  In that time they have...

Rockford News WIFR Piece on the I8FA

View the Original Video With some high schools seeing their football turnout dropping, Christian Life is taking the driver’s seat by trying to recruit more teams to the newly created Illinois 8-Man Football Association. IHSA is now recognizing eight-man as an...

Inaugural I8FA Meeting

On January 3rd, 2018 representatives from several Illinois schools interested in playing 8-Man football got together at Marquette HS in Ottowa, IL.  No, Marquette isn’t considering 8-Man, but Coach Jobst was kind enough to let the group meet in their facilities...