High schools: State legislators will ask OSSAA for its financial records

Request will also include explanation why OSSAA denied U.S. Grant and Capitol Hill football independent status
by Scott Wright Published: December 6, 2012
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photo - Capitol Hill's Denny Do runs the ball against Oklahoma Centennial during a high school football game at Star Spencer in Oklahoma City, Thursday, September 1, 2011. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman ORG XMIT: KOD
Capitol Hill's Denny Do runs the ball against Oklahoma Centennial during a high school football game at Star Spencer in Oklahoma City, Thursday, September 1, 2011. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman ORG XMIT: KOD

“The man did not identify himself to OSSAA's staff member, nor say why he wanted to obtain a copy of minutes for that meeting.”

The legislators also are seeking an explanation for the OSSAA board of directors voting against U.S. Grant and Capitol Hill football teams' request for independence at Wednesday's meeting.

“The OSSAA has ruled against the two schools dropping out of participation, citing reasons that compel us to dig deeper into their role and reasoning for such action,” Morrissette said.

The OSSAA press release explained that U.S. Grant and Capitol Hill were not asking to drop out of participation.

“Contrary to what is indicated in the press release from Representatives Morrissette and Cleveland, these high schools did not ask ‘to depart from the organization,'” the statement said.

The schools were instead asking for an exception to the OSSAA rule that prevents a school from becoming independent from the association in an individual sport.

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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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