A new tradition begins on Saturday as Elk Horn-Kimballton visits Adair-Casey in the first eight-man high school football state championship game. Elk Horn-Kimballton was one of six schools switched to eight-man football nearly three years ago and Coach Chris Stimson says they are thrilled to be part of the first title game.Stimson says crowning a state champion is a big step for the eight-man game. Elk Horn-Kimballton won the regular season matchup in overtime and Stimson says Adair-Casey’s size is a concern. He says kids were sore for two or three days they last time they played. Adair-Casey coach Ron Peck says the Bombers are proud to be part of this game. Peck says they expect a big crowd to show up and while they hope to win the biggest trophy, he says they can’t lose now.Peck says there is a special feeling about being part of the first state championship game.Peck says their concern is Elk Horn-Kimballton’s speed at tailback.
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