Matt Rabe

Board Representative for the Union Raiders for

The Norseman Football Conference





The four founding members of the conference are Boone Co, Cooper, Conner, and Ryle, and new members of this conference for 2018 now include Highlands and Lexington Catholic.  We are all state affiliated and can play in the state middle school playoffs as well as any all-star competitions at the end of the season.  The Norseman Football Conference itself will act as a separate entity with its own board. We are excited that this new venture will allow some rivalry games with our local Boone County teams, in addition to allowing us to stay closer to home on a more frequent basis.  Coach Engler and staff have been informed and are very excited to support our new venture.


Coach Ashley and Coach Rabe are both on the board for the new conference and will be glad to answer any questions or concerns.


Doug Ashley                                 

Director of The Norseman Conference





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In 2017 URF joined an agreement with the rest of the county to be in a new football conference for our 7th & 8th grade middle school teams.  The Norseman Football Conference is now a new reality and will feature all four Boone County Schools as members.  We will now be able to compete against our local teams as well as play some of the teams from around the state & tristate area.  We will still use Ryle High as a home facility but have also partnered with the Boone Co Pee Wee Football league to play some conference games at their turf facility.  




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