MDI may play 8-man football in 2019



BAR HARBOR — Mount Desert Island High School is likely to switch to eight-man varsity football in 2019 after the Maine Principals’ Association Football Committee advanced a proposal to bring the adaptation of the sport Tuesday.

Athletic Director Bunky Dow updated the high school board on the proposed change Monday evening. He will hold a community meeting to discuss the options being presented for 8-man and 11-man football Tuesday, Jan. 22, at 6 p.m. in the school cafeteria.

The meeting is open to anyone who would like to attend. Those unable to attend the meeting but interested in discussing the options may contact Dow at [email protected] or 461-9042.

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