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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Plan II

WINNERS

Jenks, Union: This plan hardly changes anything for the teams that have won every 6A title since 1996 — except that it reduces the number of playoff games they have to win by shortening the postseason by one week. And as opposed to Plan I, they won't have to add a bunch of regular-season bus trips to OKC.

Week-one rivalries: Games like the Moore War, Norman's Crosstown Clash, Edlam, Yukon-Mustang and others will be easy to maintain with a districting system almost identical to the current one. In Plan I, however, many of the teams from those rivalry games will end up in the same district, making it difficult to schedule those games during the nondistrict season.

LOSERS

Fans: The level of competition on the schedule doesn't change from the current state, but the number of meaningless district games increases by four, since only three games count toward playoff berths. And the meaningless games will be those pairing a big school against a smaller one, several of which are mismatches already. Won't those teams want to protect players from injury in a game that means nothing?

Putnam City West, Choctaw, Tulsa Hale: These programs struggle to compete with the big schools already, and in this plan, they'll still be getting beat up by those teams four times a year. At least Plan I gets those teams off their district schedule.


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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