High school football: Class 6A schools vote to split into two divisions for football

CLASS 6A FOOTBALL SPLIT — Class 6A schools in Oklahoma voted 25-5 to split into two 16-team divisions for football starting with the 2014 season.
by Ryan Aber Published: April 11, 2013

Class 6A schools voted for a plan that splits the class into two divisions for football.

The schools voted for that plan over a proposal that would've kept the class in four districts with two larger and two smaller schools from each district advancing to two separate playoffs.

“We're pleased with it and how the process played out,” said Ed Sheakley, executive director of the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association. “It's kind of ironic that it kind of came back full circle to what the committee first recommended to the board.”

The proposal passed with a 25-5 vote. Tulsa Union abstained from voting and another school did not return their ballot.

The change takes effect for the 2014 season.

Class 6A will feature three eight-team districts and one seven-team district, at least for four years. U.S. Grant was recently granted independence in football. The Generals will be placed in a district officially but won't compete in a district until at least the 2018 season.

Capitol Hill, which is in 5A, also will be independent in football for four years.

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by Ryan Aber
Reporter
Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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