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The Washington Academy has a plan to rebuild its football program

The Washington Academy will no longer field a college football team this fall, but school officials aren’t giving up on the sport just yet.

Independent school East Machias, which had fielded an 11-man varsity squad since 2011, canceled its planned debut in the eight-man roster last year before the start of the season due to a shortage of players.

The Washington Academy now plans to form a sub-varsity team this fall to prepare for a possible return to college competition, and Raiders head coach Rich Oliveras said he has reached out to other high schools. of Washington County with an invitation for students interested in playing football. a cooperative effort hosted and funded by the Washington Academy.

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