Two Sides of the Class System Coin

first_imgThe class system is a definite benefit to the smaller schools.  For instance, Jac-Cen-Del & South Decatur have both had state titles in basketball.  Several other schools have had runner-up finishes. This is wonderful and it takes nothing away from their state titles.  However, I personally feel that it should be one way or the other.One of the big reasons for the IHSAA’s opposition to classes in the open sports we mentioned a couple days ago is the cost involved with providing awards for these teams.  Remember, in football there are 6 state champions and in most cases football teams have the largest rosters of any sport in Indiana.  It does not seem to bother the IHSAA to shell out the money for the awards for 6 state football teams, but they don’t want to do it for track (generally the sport with the second largest roster).last_img