Central state 8 conference votes to add Quincy Notre Dame

The Central State Eight Conference Board of Control voted to accept Quincy Notre Dame into the conference for football only. Quincy Notre Dame will begin competition in the 2024-2025 school year.  

The addition of Quincy Notre Dame will put 12 schools into the Central State Eight football schedule beginning in 2024-2025. The 12 schools have been divided into two divisions based on their records from the previous three football seasons. Currently,the three District 186 schools are in the West division guaranteeing that they will play each other. However, every two years, the two divisions will be re-aligned based on team records. 

Regardless of the re-alignment, District 186 schools are guaranteed to play against each other each year. 


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  • All CS-8 teams will play 5 games against their division opponents. 

  • Each team will also play two games against teams in the opposite division in week 8 and 9 of the season.  

  • The remaining two games will be played against non-conference opponents in weeks 1 and 2 of the season. 

  • These non-conference games could be against teams in the other division that are not already on the schedule or against teams from around the state that a school would like to schedule a game against.  

Springfield Public Schools District 186 is excited to welcome Quincy Notre Dame into the Central State 8 Conference as this allows our teams the exposure  to play programs outside of our area and creates opportunities and possibilities for postseason play.