High school football: A closer look at the Class 6A football proposals

With the voting deadline looming early next week, here is a look at how the two plans could impact the landscape of Class 6A football.
by Scott Wright Modified: April 7, 2013 at 10:37 pm •  Published: April 7, 2013
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* Class 6A will be divided into two divisions, with Division I consisting of the largest 16 football playing schools and Division II consisting of the next largest 16 football playing schools.

* Each division will consist of two eight-team districts.

* The top four finishers from each district will advance to the playoffs.

* One champion will be determined from each division.

Plan II

* Class 6A will include the 32 largest football playing schools according to ADM.

* Class 6A will consist of four eight-team districts.

* Each school is to play the other schools in the assigned district.

* Each district will be divided into two internal divisions, each with four schools from Division I and four schools from Division II.

* Division I schools will come from the largest 16 football playing schools according to ADM and Division II schools will come from the next largest 16 football playing schools.

* The top two finishers in each district division will advance to the playoffs (Only games within a team's district division will count for playoff advancement.).

* Each playoff bracket will consist of a total of eight schools from Division I and eight schools from Division II.

* One champion will be determined from each division.


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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In the hands of the schools

Each school currently in Class 6A gets one vote in the decision on how to split up the class.

The districts involved are taking several different approaches to determine who will cast that vote.

For Moore, head football coach Todd Watters is making the sole decision on how to cast the school's vote.

Most other schools, though, have a group that have or will meet to decide jointly how to cast the school's vote.

Even districts are differing in how votes will be cast.

Southmoore coach Jeff Brickman, the school's principal and the athletic director, will determine how the school will vote.

Most schools are taking a similar approach, with football coaches meeting with their athletic directors, principals or superintendents to decide their direction for the OSSAA vote.

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