Litchfield County’s Passport to Education featured Forman School’s football program in its new Spring 2016 issue. As announced in January, the Lions will join three peer schools in an eight-man football league this fall.
Sports Reporter Peter Wallace compared this undertaking to the successful switch by Lawrence High School in Michigan, who made the change just a year ago. “It’s the best thing that ever happened to us. The fan base has really increased. More kids are showing an interest in competing. People can really see the benefits,” Lawrence Athletic Director Eric Adams said.
Forman Head of School Adam K. Man explained, “The headmasters from The Gunnery School and Pomfret were talking about it last fall and asked if we’d be interested. I said we would. It’s a faster game, a lighter game, and it made a lot of sense to play schools in closer proximity.” In addition to Gunnery and Pomfret, Forman will also compete against Millbrook.
The decision to change the football program aligns directly with the School’s values. “At Forman, we stay away from specialization,” Forman Athletic Director Scott McCarty ‘76 said. “We try to find kids who can come to our school and make a difference – not just for football.” With a variety of athletic offerings for all levels, Forman is dedicated to empowering and encouraging students in all aspects of their lives.
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