AUBURN — For the first time in 56 years, students at St. Dominic Academy will be playing football.

St. Dom’s has reached a cooperative agreement with Lisbon High School to combine efforts on the gridiron, the school announced during a press conference at its Auburn campus Thursday. The new co-op will compete in Class D South, a region which Lisbon won as a single entity last fall.

The Greyhounds have a new coach this season in Chris Kates, a Lisbon player and assistant under former coach Dick Mynahan.

St. Dom’s last fielded a football team in 1961.

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