Football Friday

October 18, 2013
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Believe it or not, tonight is the last regular season football game  for area high schools.  Next week starts the playoff system which this year contains 6 divisions.  The super schools are now classified as 6A and it goes down from there to 1A.  Football is such a numbers game that the 5A class had over a 3,000 student margin from top to bottom.  Contrast this to 1A which didn’t even include 1,000 students total.  This, of course, has shuffled most of the sectionals around the state.  Batesville is constantly being matched up with more and more Indianapolis schools early in the playoff system.  The IHSAA seems to think this is fair because in all sports they divide Indianapolis in as many possible divisions as they can dream up.  In cross country the state finals will be dominated by Indianapolis and its area schools.  This is very common in all of the so-called minor sports.  All coaching organizations are constantly meeting with the IHSAA to try to balance the scales around the state.  Bobby Cox, the current commissioner, has tried to even the playing field but anyone who has ever worked with the IHSAA knows that this is a very slow organization to change.  Batesville could play a team as far south as Lawrenceburg and a team as far north as Hamilton Heights in the first round.  The last time I checked that is at least 90+ miles of Indiana landscape. On the other hand, the 6A sectional in Indianapolis will contain all Indianapolis schools.  The IHSAA has finally eliminated driving through one town to go to a different sectional than that town is in even though they are in the same school size.  Nevertheless, good luck Bulldogs and all area teams as they start the sectional.

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