OSSAA passes motion to split classes 2A, A and B.
Cole Ward, Editor-in-chief
The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association passed a motion, 9-5, during their OSSAA April board of directors meeting that will affect Wewoka football.
The motion is allowing a split for classes 2A, A and B in football. The split will not happen until the next redistricting cycle, which would be the 2024 football season.
Wewoka's ADM, which is the high school enrollment for classification purposes, for the 2021-22 school year is 177.48, which has them comfortably in class A. To view the full Oklahoma ADM list for the 2021-22 school year, click here.
Of course Wewoka's enrollment will not be the exact same in 2024, so it looks like Wewoka will still be in Class A or 2A for football.
The split gives three more schools an opportunity to win a state championship in football every year. Although it has not been announced what the name of the new classes will be, it may look something like this: 2A-I, 2A-II, A-I, A-II, B-I, B-II.
6A football has been split into two divisions since the 2014 season. Bixby won the 6A-II title in 2021, with Jenks winning the 6A-I title.
Also apart of the motion, 6A-I and 6A-II will have six teams qualify for the playoffs instead of four. 2A, A and B will now be able to have neutral site playoff games in the third-round. Both of these new changes will be effective for the 2022 football season.