Boise City High looks at move to eight-man football in 2007

Keyes, Yarborough, will Co-op and form football Titans in 2004-05

In a special called noon meeting on Tuesday, the Boise City School Board took a look to the future of BCHS football.

“Basically, we will continue 11-man football for the next two years while we are investigating eight-man after that,” said BCHS principal Kim Jenkins.

“We are looking at declining student numbers,” Jenkins said.

When asked if the three Co-oping schools, [Boise City, Felt and Keyes] no longer field an 11-man team, Jenkins told The Boise City News that Keyes had withdrawn their Co-op and had agreed to Co-op with Yarborough, in Western Texas County near Eva.

Efforts to contact Keyes Superintendent Ed Turlington were unsuccessful.

However Yarborough's Principal, Jim Wiggin, said the two schools have decided on a neutral mascot, the Titans and that they will adapt the blue and white from Keyes Pirates colors with the maroon and white of Yarborough's Lobos, maroon, white and gray motif.

“We will play independent eight-man-football, ”Wiggin said. This will allow the new team to play area teams, from Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas.

The teams will Co-op only on football at the middle and high school level.