In 5th/6th grades, we offer flag football and our teams participate within the Austin Inter-Parochial League (AIPL). The AIPL consists of numerous institutions throughout the greater Austin area and the Highlander program consistently garners great success under the leadership of Coach Tom Costas.
For students in the 6th/7th/8th grades, we provide the opportunity to participate within a newly founded version of football called TackleBar. The game limits contact and bridges the gap between flag and tackle football. Players wear full pads and learn all of the traditional fundamentals of the game in a limited contact setting. This approach provides players an authentic football experience that decreases injuries and aims to increase participation in the sport. 2020 marks our inaugural year of playing TackleBar and the program will be led by Coach Jason Kruger. This team is not affiliated with a league.
At the Upper School, there is one team and we compete in the Southwest Preparatory Conference (SPC). Furthermore, the Varsity team is a partnered program with St. Stephen’s Episcopal School and together form the Austin Saints. As a member of the SPC 3A division, our team travels to the Dallas / Ft. Worth, Houston and Oklahoma City areas.
Due to our partnership with St. Stephen’s, we compete as an independent in football and are disqualified from contending for the league’s championship. Our independent status does allow for us to schedule local, competitive non-conference opponents, which helps to balance out the rigors of traveling for conference contests.