Because of participation numbers, the varsity sports teams at Community R-6 often have to compete against the bigger Eastern Missouri Conference schools without much hope of actually being able to contend.
For example, last years the boy's golf team only had two members, this season the Trojan's cross country program consists of one boy and one girl and CR-6 annually co-opts with Van-Far in order to participate on the football field.
That's why Athletic Director Matt Thomas hopes to be able to address most of these issues by moving the Trojans to the Central Activities Conference beginning with the 2018-19 school year.
"The EMO conference has been very good to us over the past 10 years," said Thomas in a press release issued by the school on Aug.29. "With its growth in size of schools we felt it was time see if there were better opportunities for our kids to compete in a conference with schools of similar size. We feel like the CAC is a very logical choice for us."
Community R-6 is now going to end up competing in the CAC against Sturgeon, Madison, Pilot Grove, Cairo, Slater, Glasgow and New Franklin.
This move will leave the EMO with 11 teams, including Wright City, Wellsville-Middletown, South Callaway, Silex, North Callaway, Montgomery County, Mark Twain, Elsberry, Clopton and Bowling Green.