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Hebron football underway, Eagles may be foreced to play 8-man

July 26, 2011

The Hebron Christian Eagles got fall camp underway Monday evening under first year head coach Tri Nason.

Nason, who was promoted to head coach after being an assistant in 2010, said because of the size of the roster right now it may look like the Eagles will have to drop down to eight man football.

"The first day went pretty good," he said. "But we're counting on going to eight-man this season. Practice did look good the first day."

MAIS rules requires helmets only for the first few days of practice, so the Eagles took advantage of working on basic offensive plays and conditioning.

The Eagles are anticipating a change in their game-plan for the season should they drop to the lower tier.

"It'll effect us on defense," Nason said. "It's going to be a lot harder to play defense in eight-man. As far as offense, we're still going with the same game-plan, spread the field and confuse them."

Hebron will have to let MAIS officials know by Friday if they decide on dropping down, and if so they will more than likely have to reschedule their entire season to play other eight-man schools.

The Eagles are slated to kick-off on the road August 19 at Strider Academy.

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