High school football: Winners and losers in the new Class 6A

Here are some winners and losers in the new Class 6A football world.
by Scott Wright Modified: April 7, 2013 at 10:37 pm •  Published: April 7, 2013
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Here are some winners and losers of each plan for the new Class 6A football world:

Plan I

WINNERS

Lawton, Midwest City: Of all the teams from the bottom 16 of the class, these two have competed with the best on a regular basis over the last decade. Now, the powerhouse programs of the smaller division will have an easier road to compete for a title — which is one of the biggest reasons this change is happening to begin with.

Fans: No matter which 6A school you follow, the number of competitive games is likely to increase, regular season and playoffs.

Oklahoma Turnpike Authority: The 16-team divisions will lead to more long road trips with teams spread between Lawton, Oklahoma City or Tulsa — and lots of fans hitting the road to watch those games.

LOSERS

Big schools in Tulsa area: Based on current attendance numbers, Broken Arrow, Tulsa Union, Jenks and Owasso are the only schools in the top 16 not located in the Oklahoma City metro area. Since those four teams would likely be split evenly between the two districts, they'll all be looking at multiple trips to OKC each season.

Moore, Putnam City: These two programs, working hard to re-establish themselves as regular playoff teams, will see their strength of schedule increase instantly in the large-school division, making their rebuilding jobs even tougher.


by Scott Wright
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A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and...
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