High schools: Class 6A football changes up for vote

The future of Class 6A football will soon be in the hands of its 32 schools.
by Scott Wright Published: March 13, 2013
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The future of Class 6A football will soon be in the hands of its 32 schools.

The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association board of directors approved ballots for the 32 schools to vote on the future of the class at the board's regular meeting Wednesday.

The proposal from the OSSAA constitution and rules review committee, which was approved by the board in February, 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.

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.

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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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