High schools: Class 6A football changes approved

The proposal does not include an option to keep 6A football as it is, so the class will be altered, no matter what.
by Scott Wright Published: February 6, 2013
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Change is coming to Class 6A football. Now it's up to the schools to determine what that will entail.

The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association board of directors voted unanimously Wednesday to approve a proposal that will alter the format of 6A football.

The proposal from the OSSAA constitution and rules review committee includes two separate plans, and the Class 6A schools will vote to decide which plan they will adopt to be put in place for the start of the 2014 football season.

The proposal does not include an option to keep 6A football as it is, so the class will be altered, no matter what.

“There's been a desire for that classification to see some type of change,” said Edmond Schools athletic director Mike Nunley, who served on the review committee. “We'll see what the membership does, and how they vote.”

The first plan, similar to a previous proposal rejected by the OSSAA board, will split the 32 Class 6A football teams into two divisions, with the 16 largest schools based on attendance in Division I and the smallest 16 in Division II.

Each division would have two eight-team districts, with four teams from each district making the playoffs.

The second plan would keep Class 6A districting as it is, with four eight-team districts. But each district would include two internal divisions, one with four teams from the largest 16 schools in attendance and one with four from the smallest 16 schools.

Four teams from each district would make the playoffs, with two each coming from the large and small division. That would create one eight-team playoff bracket for the larger schools, and another eight-team bracket for the smaller schools.


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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PLAN I

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

2. Class 6A will be divided into two divisions.

3. Division I will consist of the largest 16 football playing schools.

4. Division II will consist of the next largest 16 football playing schools.

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

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

7. The playoffs will consist of eight schools from each division.

8. One champion will be determined from each division.

PLAN II

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

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

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

4. Each district will be divided into two divisions, four schools from Division I and four schools from Division II.

5. Division I schools will come from the largest 16 football playing schools according to ADM.

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

7. 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.).

8. The playoffs will consist of a total of eight schools from Division I and eight schools from Division II.

9. One champion will be determined from all Division I schools and one from all Division II schools.

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