“This is a safety thing for our kids, and it's about giving them a chance to be successful. It's about doing what's right for the kids.”
The proposal calls for the rule change to be applied statewide, not just to select teams.
It is possible that the Board could call for a vote on the proposal, or they could take it under advisement to be considered at a later date.
Wesleyan-Southwest Covenant game moved to Dewey
The Class C first-round playoff game between Southwest Covenant and Wesleyan Christian has been moved to Dewey High School because of an issue with the field where Wesleyan Christian typically plays its home games.
The game will kick off at 7:30 p.m. Friday night.
Caney Valley excited to be back in the playoffs
It's been 30 years since Caney Valley last made the playoffs.
The Trojans clinched their first berth since 1982 with a win in Week 9.
Afterward, the magnitude of what just happened set in with the players.
“For the kids to show heart, and to have some grit, and not to give up, and to take the game away from somebody and to accomplish a goal was pretty special to know there's not much quit in them,” said coach Anthony Fogle, who is in his sixth season at Caney Valley.
The drought was the second-longest in the state, behind Northwest Classen.
The Trojans are 8-2 this season, their first winning season in more than 20 years after two straight seasons of finishing 5-5.
“We knew we could do it; we were just waiting,” Fogle said. “The kids knew they could win but we just hadn't put the season together yet. We were optimistic.”
The Trojans play at Kansas on Friday in the Class 2A playoffs.