By Bryan Shipes
On Friday, August 26 the Appling Christian Academy Eagles played their first game of the season by hosting the Central Christian Crusaders. The home game started off as most do with only one major change, the length of the football field. This year the Eagles are playing on an “Eight-Man Football Field” which is 80 yards long by 40 yards wide. Eight-man football shares the same rules, procedures and structure as the traditional eleven-man game, with a few minor differences. Eight-man football is played with eight players on offense and defense, three less than the eleven-man game.