I just got off the phone with City League athletic director Bill Faflick. I called him on an entirely different topic, but I switched to discussing what happens to the City League when the new schools open in 2012 and 2013.
No decisions have been made, so what do you think should happen?
The City League is a nine-team league made up of 6 6A schools and three 5A schools. No boundaries have been set yet for the new schools, but it’s possible there could be a 4A school or Heights could be a 5A school.
With the new school opening in 2012, it makes a 10-team league, which really isn’t a problem. That school opens up in the first year of the two-year football districts, so there’s no problem.
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The school opening in 2013, that could be a problem.
First of all, it makes the league an awkward 11 teams. Should another school be added? Wouldn’t Derby make an awesome addition?
Then there’s the issue with what to do with football for that school. A football team starting in the middle of a two-year district schedule means it has no chance to play postseason football. So do you let those seniors co-op with another school? Which school? Do you just have a football team and play a non-league, non-postseason schedule as Maize South did in 2009?
All these are difficult questions, and I guarantee that not everyone will be happy with the results. No surprise there. When is everyone ever happy?
But what do you think? What should the City League do? If you’re Bill Faflick, how do you lead the City League into these new waters?