- "Dorchester missed the boat when a single board member swayed the entire board away from cooping sports with Friend."
- "The team won't have the full support of the teachers!"
- "No, don't have any interest in watching 6 man teams. The scoring is completely different and it is not as exciting. It's only a matter of time before these small schools that do play 6 man will be forced to consolidate with other schools anyway. So I don't see the need for the unnecessary costs and wasted time."
As we reported earlier this week, the Times has learned from reliable sources that Dorchester leaders are seriously exploring bringing back six-man football to Dorchester High School in time for the 2018 football season.
DPS Superintendent Daryl Schrunk has informed our readers that this Tuesday, Sept. 26, at 6:30 p.m. in the school library, there will be a parent meeting to discuss bringing football back to Dorchester.
Dorchester has been without a football team of its own since 2013, as fewer enrolled boys in grades 9-12 and decreased participation rates raised questions whether a viable 8-man team could be fielded.
Now it seems six-man football is gaining popular support in our corner of the state, and the revival of Longhorn football at Nerud Field is a real possibility next season.