The NHFCS is proud to complete the 2011 homeschool prep football season. The rapid growth of homeschool football continues throughout the nation. Over 100 organizations are currently providing tackle football to homeschool athletes. Just 4 years ago there were less than 40 registered teams in the Freeman Scoring database at CBS SportsLine.
In Division 1 (11-man), Tulsa NOAH continues to reign, winning a 4th national title as the top-ranked team in homeschool football. The NOAH Jaguars played the toughest schedule in all of the homeschool nation, and Massey Ratings ranked NOAH's the #1 toughest schedule in all of Oklahoma high schools (public & private). All of NOAH's losses came at the hands of teams who entered state postseason play and advanced to the 2nd round. Two of their opponents were in the top 25 nationally. Three of them remained undefeated in regular season. Maryland Christian battled NOAH throughout the regular season polling. The Homeschool Saints won a postseason conference(MACC) and won a weekend 4-team invitational (NHFT). Efforts to arrange a head-to-head matchup were not successful this year.
In Division 2 (6 & 8 man), The competition couldn't have asked for more. Tomball, TX led the rankings much of the year. The Warriors play 6-man in the Texas TCAL state conference. A disappointing postseason upset ended their run, opening the door for Stephenville, TX; San Antonio FEAST; and Ft. Worth THESA. Ultimately Stephenville won the Texas State Div 2 6-man Championship and propelled into the #1 position. This is the 4th different team to win the national honor in the past 4 years. Stephenville's stats include an amazing feat of climbing to the top in only their 2nd year of varsity competition!
The National Homeschool Football Championship Series works with VYPE Magazine to develop a rankings formula that reflects: the Freeman Ranking, Vype Sportswriters, & a Coaches' forum; to determine the VYPE Rankings. The Freeman Ranking has been one of the most exhaustive databases of prep football and it's accuracy has been established far beyond any other national ranking system.