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What they're saying about the Class 6A split

by Ed Godfrey and Ryan Aber and Scott Wright Published: April 11, 2013

“I just don't think there's any answer to the discrepancy between large schools and small schools in 6A.”

Steve Chard, Enid: “Guys' main concern is, how does it affect where I work? That's our jobs. Some people want it, some thing it's watering it down. It's definitely school-specific.

“I wish it was this fall. There's no doubt it changes the landscape tremendously for a school our size. We all know who's won the last 17 titles. This gives us a legitimate chance to win a title.”

Rocky Martin, Putnam City West: “Obviously, we feel it's good. It's gonna make the bottom 16 more competitive. It's good for us. Does it solve all the problems? No. I don't think there's an answer to fix every coach's concerns. But for us, it will help us while we work to build our program.”

Todd Wilson, Yukon: “I definitely think it has a chance to make our goal of winning a state championship tougher. If 13 of the 16 teams in Division I made the playoffs last year, there's going to be some good teams that don't get to experience the playoffs. It's hard for me to totally understand how that leveled the playing field.”

Justin Merideth, Edmond Memorial: “I probably would have leaned keeping things the way they were. I think there are going to be scheduling issues. I think there could be travel issues.

“It doesn't change my situation at all. I see the argument. I see the reasoning, but I also see a lot of potential negatives.”

Jeremy Dombek, Edmond North: “The only thing I would have liked to seen was a third option to keep it the same. I would have been curious to see how that would have turned out. I think that vote would have been really close.

“I think a lot of sports are going to want to know why they can't split their classes now.”

by Ed Godfrey
Copy Editor, Outdoors Editor, Rodeo, River Sports Reporter
Ed Godfrey was born in Muskogee and raised in Stigler. He has worked at The Oklahoman for 25 years. During that time, he has worked a myriad of beats for The Oklahoman including both the federal and county courthouse in Oklahoma City for more...
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by Ryan Aber
OU Athletics Reporter
Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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by Scott Wright
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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