Six-Man Football

Like thousands of other schools in the United States, Afton once fielded six-man football squads (it is still played in various locations!). This fast athletic version of the game made it possible for small schools like Afton to play the game.
 
The film clips below are from several games that were filmed in 1940 with an 8mm home movie camera by then athletic director Fred "Tubby" Crane.  Although he sent the film away to Rochester to be processed, the reels were never viewed until the Afton Historical Society projected them in the 1990s. Soon after, a group of ACS 8th graders took on the project to contact the former players and to have the films converted to videotape (the technology of the time).
 
Now we have converted them to a digital format making it easier to post and share!
 
Afton vs. Treadwell, November 9, 1940, a 31-6 Victory!

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Afton vs, Bainbridge, a 27-7 Victory!

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Afton vs. Deposit, October 9, 1941, a 31-6 Victory!

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Afton vs. Franklin, October 12, 1940, a 31-31 tie!

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Afton vs. St Pat's, October 19, 1940, a 31-12 Victory!

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