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Elmira, Notre Dame Joins Eight-Man Football

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Binghamton, N.Y. - It was last season in 2017 when the New York State Public High School Athletic Association brought back eight-man football after more than 30 years. Today Section IV football announced that Elmira, Notre Dame will join the four other Section IV teams in the league.

Newfield, Lansing, Oxford and Unadilla Valley are also section IV teams apart of the eight-man league.

Eight-man regulations:

12-minute quarters

Four-team playoff round for section IV and V

Section V 11-man football teams have an eight-game regular-season schedule, with the potential to play up to 13 games after advancing through playoffs.