9-Man Triple Option Football: Running the Zone Option

In Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota, nine-man football is played at nearly 200 high schools. The Triple Option game is the same except that there aren’t any Wide Receivers; however, this means that there aren’t any Defensive Deep Defenders either. Everything else remains the same, except the Tackles are called ENDS and they are eligible to catch a pass. On Triple Option, when you … Continue reading 9-Man Triple Option Football: Running the Zone Option

Nine (9) Man Triple Option Football–Triple Option versus 5-2 Defense

Nine (9) man football is played in Minnesota and the Dakotas. The Navy/Georgia Tech Triple Option is the same in 9-man as 11-man.  In 9-man football, the Receivers are eliminated.  When this occurs, the defense’s Deep Defenders are eliminated as well. Here is the Triple Option versus the 5-2-2 Defense: Just as in 11-man Triple Option football, the Playside A has #3 (run support) while … Continue reading Nine (9) Man Triple Option Football–Triple Option versus 5-2 Defense