The initial start of the Kansas Eight-Man Football Association began in January 1986. A group of 16 North-Central Kansas 8-man coaches attended a meeting hosted by Mankato High School to discuss the possibilities of an 8-man football All-Star game. The concern for this was in response to the almost non-existent participation of 8-man players in the Shrine Bowl.
Goals of KEMFA
1. To promote an Eight-Man All-Star Football Game for graduating seniors; to give deserving recognition to the football players that play the 8-man game and enhance their possibilities as college prospects.
2. To acknowledge the top 8-man coaches of the year through the selection process of coaching the All-Star Teams.
3. To create a unified effort in the affairs dealing with 8-man football. We will vote yearly on making recommendations to the KSHSAA, and promote the existence of 8-Man football clinics.
4. To provide an informative newsletter to provide 8-man coaches with information on issues, clinics, and the All-Star Game. We plan to provide several news letters per year.
Russ Steinbrock - Clifton-Clyde Football
616 N. High Street
Clyde, KS 66937
Sam Meyers - Rock Hills Football
710 East Madison
Mankato, KS 66956
Chris Freeman - Wakefield
Wakefield, KS 67487
Steve Tiernan - B & B Baileyville Football
P.O. Box 69
Baileyville, KS 66404
SPECIAL EX. COMM.
Don Melby - Pike Valley Football
Pike Valley HS
Dan Grizzell - Macksville