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Class 6A coaches, athletic directors plan meeting to discuss 7A ideas

by Scott Wright Modified: May 13, 2013 at 4:40 pm •  Published: January 5, 2013

In hopes of finding a solution that those most directly involved are comfortable with, several Class 6A football coaches and athletic directors are set to meet Monday in Edmond to discuss ideas for a Class 7A proposal of their own.

A proposal developed by the rules committee of the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association was voted down by the board of directors in December and sent back to the committee for further discussion.

However, a large group of 6A coaches and administrators decided be proactive in developing their own proposal to take to the OSSAA, rather than sitting back to see what happened.

One of the most popular ideas being discussed at the Oklahoma Football Coaches Association clinic Friday and Saturday in Oklahoma City was modeled after Texas’ postseason format, which splits its largest class into two playoff brackets based on enrollment.

The idea would keep Class 6A as the largest 32 schools, and four teams from each district would qualify for the playoffs.

But instead of having one 16-team playoff, the postseason would be split into two divisions. The largest two playoff teams from each district would be put in Division 1 and the smallest in Division 2, making for two eight-team playoff brackets.

Coaches had also been discussing the same idea involving an increase of teams in Class 6A, up to 48 or even 64. And other ideas will be entertained as well.

The OSSAA board of directors meets Wednesday.

– Scott Wright,
Twitter: @ScottWrightOK

by Scott Wright
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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