SHEFFIELD, Pa. -Warren Times Observer Sports Editor Andy Close, also a member of the D9Sports.com team, announced via Twitter today that the Sheffield and Abraxas football cooperative agreement will continue.
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Sheffield and Abraxas have agreed to continue football co-op. This quells the substantial rumors floating around that it may not continue.
— Andy Close (@amclose05) October 23, 2017
There had been rumors swirling that Abraxas, an Adolescent Residential Treatment Center located in Marienville, Pa., was going to pull out of the co-op leaving the Sheffield football program in jeopardy of folding.
The news is welcomed news for the new District 9 Football Conference which was announced last week when the AML, which Sheffield is a member of, announced a merger with the KSAC to form a new super league that will include all but two football-playing schools in District 9 – Clearfield and DuBois – for football starting next season. Information obtained by D9Sports.com shows Sheffield in the northern small school division of the new conference along with Coudersport, Port Allegany, Otto-Eldred, Smethport and Cameron County. Union/A-C Valley, Redbank Valley, Curwensville, Clarion-Limestone, Keystone and Elk County Catholic are in the southern small school division while the remaining schools are in the large school division.
Sheffield is 0-9 on the year and ends the season when it hosts Eisenhower Saturday.