(8-11-22) 8-man high school football continues to grow and now you can put Indiana on that list of states playing the 8-man game.

Blackhawk Christian Braves 2022 Football Schedule

Ft. Wayne’s Blackhawk Christian will play its first ever football game in school history on Saturday, August 20th against the Tri-State Crusaders (Harlan, Indiana). The 2022 season also includes games against a Michigan team and an Illinois team.

Black Christian Athletic Director Joel Cotton commented on the inaugural season for the Braves:

“We are very excited about the first Blackhawk Christian football season in our school’s history! It has been quite a task to build a schedule, coaching staff, and roster, but I could not be more pleased with the job that Coach Brice Bennett has already done. He is doing a great job of building our program with a foundation that will continue to last into the future. The one thing that has continued to impress me is that the majority of our roster are boys that were not already involved in a fall sport last year. That excites me because it shows there was a demand there and it now gets those students plugged into a team, a coach, and the experience of playing a high school sport.”

Head Coach Brice Bennett

His full time position is serving at Blackhawk Christian School in Fort Wayne as a Bible/Social Studies Teacher. He is also the 8-man Head Varsity Football Coach for BCS, this year is the inaugural season for the sport.

Brice serves as the Discipleship Pastor at The Lighthouse working primarily with discipleship ministries, administrative needs, and digital media within the church.

He is a native of Markle, IN. and received his BA in Pastoral Ministries from Taylor University in Fort Wayne, IN and his Masters of Divinity from Liberty University Theological Seminary in Lynchburg, VA.

He and his wife Melissa have been married for 18 years and they have 4 children. Maci is a Senior at Bellmont High School, Gage is a sophomore, Chip an 8th grader, and Orion a 6th grader at Blackhawk Christian. Melissa currently serves as The Treatment Center Director for 5 AppleGate Recovery Centers in Indiana.

Blackhawk Christian who has a successful athletic department, most recently in boys basketball winning a State Championship, it a good school to be a part of the 8-man football foundation in Indiana.

WREX-TV You Tube Video

Illinois State Championship Game – Polo defeats Orangeville, 12-7, to win the 8-man state title.