OSSAA to shuffle sports classes
BY BARRY LEWIS World Sports Writer
Friday, July 20, 2012
7/20/12 at 5:01 AM
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2012 and 2013 football districts.
Perennial boys state basketball title contender Edison will return to Class 5A in the upcoming season after a year in 6A.
On Thursday, the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association released the 2012-13 ADM (Average Daily Membership) report used to place teams in classifications for athletics in the 2012-13 school year.
The 2012-13 ADM report will be used for all sports except football, which uses the 2011-12 report for the 2012 and 2013 seasons.
As a result, Edison remains in 6A in football.
Edison has reached the state boys basketball tournament in five of the past six seasons and was a 6A semifinalist last March.
"For us, we'll compete wherever they put us," Edison coach Michael Parish said. "We enjoyed competing at the top level, but this is an exciting opportunity and we'll embrace it."
Edison is at No. 34 in the ADM. There are 32 teams in the highest level, 6A, and 32 in 5A.
Hale moves to 6A in all sports except football, where it will stay in 5A. Central, which has reached the 5A boys state tournament the past two seasons, falls to 4A.
Rogers moves up from Class A to 2A in basketball. The Ropers will compete in 4A in football.
Next year's ADM report will be used to classify football teams for the 2014 and '15 seasons.
The 2012-13 ADM numbers won't be official until approved by the OSSAA board of directors at their meeting next month. The 2012-13 report is divided for basketball, but those classes will not be official until September. There can be movement up or down for fringe teams depending on potential adjustments for private schools.
Original Print Headline: Edison down to 5A; Hale up to 6A
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