King Philip Football Division Move Denied
King Philip athletic director Steve Schairer asked an MIAA committee if his school could be moved down a division in football.
UPDATED: King Philip's request to move down a division was denied by the MIAA Football Committee Wednesday, According to a report in the Boston Herald, one Dennis-Yartmouth in the south had their request approved at Burlington High.
King Philip High School was one of 11 schools in the south region to go in front of an MIAA board to explain why they should be moved down a division in the new playoff format, according to a report in Tuesday's Boston Globe.
Dennis-Yarmouth being granted means that Sharon will move up a division.
King Philip athletic director Steve Schairer said he wanted the committee to look at the total potential enrollment number instead of at the fact they draw from three towns. Schairer cited fractured relationship among the towns, according to the Globe article.
Another Hockomock League member, Oliver Ames also asked to be moved down a division, pointing out the record against schools who will in their division.
Head coach Jim Artz sand athletic director Bill Matthews said the Tigers belong in Division 4, not Division 3 from a competitive advantage. OA is 2-12 against the Hockomock League Large Schools and 12-9 against the league's small schools.
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