Nine Man Football Information

  1. 9-man football is restricted to those schools which have fewer than 250 boys registered in grades 10 through 12.
  2. Any place in the rule book where the term 12 PLAYERS is used, substitute the term 9 PLAYERS.
  3. Any place in the rule book where reference is made to 20 YARDS (i.e. Hash Marks) substitute with 15 YARDS.
  4. For placement of the ball, on all occasions, except of converts, subtract 5 from the indicated number.
  5. THE PLAYING FIELD: 
    1. a) The field shall be 100 yards long (Goal line to goal line) and 50 yards wide.

      b) End zones shall be 15 yards deep.

      c) The 20 and 40 yards lines shall be of double thickness.

      d) Hash marks shall be placed 15 yards from each side line. If the natural boundary of the field is less than 15 yards behind the goal line, such boundary shall be the DEAD LINE.

  6. The length of the game shall be 48 minutes of actual playing time, divided into four periods of 12 minutes each for all playoffs. A 15-minute rest period shall be allowed at the end of the second period - or other rest period as the teams do mutually agree on.
  7. At the instant the ball is put into play, at least 5 players of the offensive team must be on the line of scrimmage.
  8. Teams may dress any number of players, but only 36 medals will be provided by the SHSAA for the championship game.
  9. The centre is an eligible receiver when he lines up on the outside of the line of scrimmage and is wearing an eligible receiver's number. Any other player on the line, not occupying the outside position is an ineligible receiver.
  10. CONFERENCES: The province has been divided into 4 conferences. All teams have been aligned into a conference and each must qualify for the provincial playoffs through its specified conference.
  11. PLAYOFF DRAW: The provincial play-off structures for nine-man football will allow for 8 teams in the quarterfinal round of the playoffs. These teams will include the four (4) conference champions and four wild card teams. The wildcard teams will include the second place team in each conference. The draw will be made in such a way that no team would play off against a team from their own conference, in the quarter final or the semi-final rounds by placing teams from mutual conferences on opposite sides of the draw. In the event that two teams from the same conference meet in the provincial final, the number one seed would host the provincial final.
2A 9 Man CONFERENCE 1 CONFERENCE 2 CONFERENCE 3 CONFERENCE 4
Clavet Fort Qu'Appelle Foam Lake Kindersley
Humboldt Indian Head
Nipawin Lumsden
Tisdale Maple Creek
Shaunavon
3A 9 Man CONFERENCE 1 CONFERENCE 2 CONFERENCE 3 CONFERENCE 4
Melfort Esterhazy NB John Paul II
Melville Delisle
Sacred Heart Martensville
Broadview Warman
Meadow Lake