The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association board of directors approved the new football districts for the 2014-2015 seasons on Wednesday, finalizing the new divisions in Class 6A.
In 6A Division I, Jenks and Broken Arrow are in the same district as Edmond Memorial, Edmond Santa Fe, Norman, Putnam City, Westmoore and Yukon. Tulsa Union and Owasso are aligned with Edmond North, Moore, Mustang, Norman North, Owasso, PC North and Southmoore.
Division II is an East-West split, with Stillwater going west and Ponca City going east.
New additions to Class 4A, Newcastle and Tuttle, discovered their destinations. Newcastle will be in District 4A-1, a west district. Tuttle is heading east in District 4A-2.
Douglass also falls to Class 3A, aligning in District 3A-2 with Bethany, Blanchard, Bridge Creek, John Marshall, Mount St. Mary and Meeker.
Pioneer and Merritt are also falling to Class B.
A full list of the districts can be found on Page 5B.
FALLOUT FROM INTERIM STUDY
The OSSAA board of directors spent portions of Wednesday's meeting discussing the recent legislative study and Supreme Court ruling regarding the organization, even going into executive session for more than an hour to open the meeting.
The board did vote to approve an immediate change as a result of the interim study. It will now be clearer presenting reasons in letters as to why it has approved or denied a hardship, eligibility or appeal.
The board also decided not to ask for reconsideration from the Supreme Court on its 7-2 ruling last week involving Sequouyah-Tahlequah football players who were ruled ineligible for participating in individual camps funded by the school. The OSSAA was also recommended to pay back $25,000 in legal fees to the school, and the board approved to do so.
Also, the OSSAA plans to appeal former Sequoyah-Tahlequah quarterback Brayden Scott and his attorney Chad Smith's request for legal fees.
BRAY-DOYLE, BOARD REACH AGREEMENT
The Bray-Doyle football team reached an agreement with the OSSAA board of directors that will allow it to forfeit its upcoming games should it not have enough players to field an 11-man team and its scheduled opponent does not wish to play with just eight players.