6 Classes in football

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    6 Classes in football

    What does everyone think about the idea of having 6 classes in football starting in '07?

    Personally i think anything that crowns a few more champions and that involves more teams in the playoffs is good. IF we want to promote the growth of football in our state. I think this is a 'no-brainer'.
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    Is this really going to happen?

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    It is being looked at!

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    How would it fair out what would be classified as a 5A or 6A

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    Isn't this just going to dilute the classes we have know?

    What would be the cutoff for each class?

    What are the cutoffs for the 4 classes we have know?

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    A ridiculous idea.

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    Just curious as to why it is "ridiculous". Right now there are no 'cutoff' numbers. The KHSAA just divides the schools from the bottom up into 4 sections or classes. Adding two classes will give the small 4A and small A more of a chance to compete for a title as opposed to small 4A (Bryan Station for example) competing with schools that might have 4 to 6 hundred more kids to choose from.

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    According to this pdf file from the KHSAA, there are 217 football-playing schools in the 4 classes (54 in each class). 6 classes would be 36 or so in each class if they are broken down the same way.

    I don't know any of the details of this 6-class proposal, this is the first I've heard of it. But we already have 32 out of 54 teams in each class making the playoffs (16 per semi-state, 2 semi-states per class...right?). If we spread the classes thinner & keep the same semi-state setups, it will be like the NHL where everyone makes the playoffs & marginalizes the regular season.

    Personally, I think 5 classes would be pushing it. I'm with westsider's opinion that 6 would be ridiculous.

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    If they did this then they would have to go back to only letting two teams out of each district into the playoffs. If they didn't then everyone would make the playoffs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by westsider
    A ridiculous idea.
    Well said.

    Why don't we make 217 classes and give everyone a trophy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodsrider
    Well said.

    Why don't we make 217 classes and give everyone a trophy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodsrider
    Well said.

    Why don't we make 217 classes and give everyone a trophy.


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    5 may be decent
    6 is too many

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    There are some states that do have all teams in the playoffs.

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    4 is too many.

    32 teams of 54 make the playoffs in each class; that is absurd.

    IN is worse letting everybody in; OH has 32 of 100+; that teaches kids the value of hard work that really means something.

    Don't forget also, that sometimes after very hard work, we still don't get what we desire; that is a life lesson that seems to get lost or forgotten.

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