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Harper moves to six-man football

Harper Charter's football team at practice, as players head into the new season as a six-man squad. (The Enterprise/Kristine de Leon)

HARPER – Harper Charter School enters the fall sports season as a six-man football team.

The Hornets have a “really goofy” season ahead, Coach David Marker said last week.

Marker expects three players from last year’s roster to return, but that would leave Harper Charter with 11 total players in the program. Marker said the team dropped down to six-man football because of the school’s small student population. 

“We only have 30 to 34 students enrolled in our high school,” said Marker. Harper Charter serves less than a hundred students in grades K-12.

“It’s really hard to put eight kids on the field and hold competitive practices . . .