Vermont Club Football Team
will be taking on a new schedule for the 2008-2009 season. In 2007, the team
competed in an amateur, or “semi-pro” football league, the Northeast
Independent Football League. The team had a successful year, and went 5-3
during the regular season, and 1-1 during the playoffs, only to lose in the
semi-finals against the Vermont Ravens based out of
However, the team has chosen to take a different route in 2008.
The UVM Club Football team will be competing on an
independent Division III Junior Varsity Schedule. The UVM team will be
competing against the JV teams from schools such as Williams College, Massachusetts
Maritime Academy, and St. Lawrence. The club believes that integrating itself
into the collegiate environment will do a couple things for the program. In
doing this, the team will draw more attention to itself by competing against
very strong football programs. We hope to draw larger crowds to the games and receive more support from the community and school. In addition, the team hopes to attract
stronger players to the program.
The UVM Club Football Team will still continue to hold their home games at
High School, but there is a possibility
that it will be limited to only two or three. For the first year of this
independent schedule, the team may find itself traveling a little more.
Nevertheless, there are strong hopes and a lot of excitement surrounding this
change. Hopefully it will be for the best.