The long wait for Eight-Player football teams across the state ends on Thursday with several games on the slate, including Sevastopol's home contest against Valley Christian.
The Pioneers are coming off a 3-5 season that ended with them losing consecutive games to local foes Algoma and Gibraltar. Returning to the Pioneers is All-Conference selections Alex Andreae (1st team DL, Honorable Mention RB) and Michael Wautlet (2nd team LB).
Thursday marks a return to football for Valley Christian. WGBA-TV reported earlier this year that the Oshkosh-based school has gone seven years without its own team, opting to join forces with St. Mary's Catholic the last seven years. It came with success as they went 8-0.
Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.