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High school football: U.S. Grant, Capitol Hill to play independent for 4 years

by Scott Wright Published: March 13, 2013
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As part of the plan, the two teams will not be replaced in their districts for the 2014-17 seasons, meaning one district in Class 6A and one in 5A will have one fewer team than the other districts. But no football teams will be required to move up in classification to fill those spots.

The expectation of OKCPS is that the schedule changes will help the teams to build interest and involvement from high school and middle school students, with the hope of keeping them active throughout their high school years — a common problem for the programs currently.

“We have a concerted effort at the middle school level,” Sinor said. “We've got to start giving those kids the help and instruction they need through coaching, camps and clinics, that once they enter high school, they're on the same starting level as their counterparts in the suburban areas.”

“I'm just thankful for the OSSAA's help. I'm excited about the future.”

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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