Rams Announce Move To Six Man Football For 2007 Season

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BRYAN -- The Allen Academy Rams are making a change in their athletic department in particular with it's football program.

For the past 9 years the Rams have played 11 man football. Today Bob Meyer the head of school at Allen Academy announced it was moving back to 6 man football for the upcoming season.

Last week when the Rams started August camp their numbers were down. Only 8 turned out for the first day and 10 for day 2. It's not an enrollment issue, those numbers are up at Allen. It's just that interest in football is lacking right now.

The immediate problem is scheduling which Luna and his staff are addressing and have already locked in 3 games and a scrimmage this weekend. .

Luna said the players were a little reluctant about the move but once he had a chance to explain it to them a little bit they bought into the change.

"I told them that you're going to have a chance to score where in 11 man football you may never touch the football. They came back with a different attitude this morning. They worked out great this morning. I'm looking forward to it and the kids are too," said Allen Academy Head Football Coach Eddie Luna."

The Rams have had a lot of success at the six man level. Back in the 90's under Don Miller, Allen was a playoff regular and in 1996 won the TAPPS Six-man state championship over Abilene Christian on a chilly night in Clifton.