BED's #'s and new classes/districts for 2023-24?

IGo42

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Any word on teams that may go up or down in class for the next cycle (2023-24)?
Any BED's numbers that would put teams on the bubble?
Any teams changing from 11-man to 8-man or vice versa?
Any word on is the IHSAA is going to eliminate Class A (like was discussed last year)?
Any schools talking about sharing football or dissolving a current sharing agreement?

I believe the cut-offs for the current cycle were something like this:
8-man (120 and under) *although there is a waiver that some teams get that are over 120*
A (120-169)
1A (170-215)
2A (217-319)
3A (320-422)
4A (423-939)
5A (940+)
 
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I know that North Tama will be under the cutoff they actually have been for a while, but I am not sure BCLUW will be, if you go off of last years numbers (I know kids move in and out) they would be at 129.
 
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Regina definitely dropped enrollment and will be in class A . Westbranch seems to be above the bubble for 1A. GC looks to be the bubble team either biggest class A or smallest class 1A. Hinton and Hudson 1A. L-B and HMS class A. BCLUW is playing 8 man in JH but HS looks to stay 11 man for another round. Mount Ayr/Diagonal was the largest class A but it looks like they move up as well
 
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Regina definitely dropped enrollment and will be in class A . Westbranch seems to be above the bubble for 1A. GC looks to be the bubble team either biggest class A or smallest class 1A. Hinton and Hudson 1A. L-B and HMS class A. BCLUW is playing 8 man in JH but HS looks to stay 11 man for another round. Mount Ayr/Diagonal was the largest class A but it looks like they move up as well
 
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hawkeyes08

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This is from Quinn Douglas (Sports/Ops Director at KQWC out of Webster City). He listed all of the BEDS and predicted the following.

Class 5A
"Only change is that CR Washington moves back in, Urbandale is out of Iowa’s biggest class for the first time since 1983"

Class 4A
Urbandale drops in, North Polk and ADM move in from 3A, as Winterset, Glenwood and Decorah drop down.

Class 3A
Decorah, Glenwood and Winterset drop in, Dubuque Wahlert bumps up from 2A, Keokuk moves up to 4A as West Burlington/Notre Dame drops to 2A.

Class 2A
WB-ND drops down from 3A, move ins from 1A are Van Meter, Eagle Grove and Carroll Kuemper.
Jesup, Pocahontas Area and E-B-F all drop to 1A.

Class 1A

Jesup, Poky and E-B-F ⬇️ 2A.
Van Meter, Eagle Grove and Kuemper ⬆️ 2A
Hinton, Ogden, Grundy Center, Colfax-Mingo, Mount Ayr and Missouri Valley ⬆️ 1A
AC/GC, Panorama, South Hamilton, Postville, Central Springs, Regina and West Monona go down ⬇️ A
 
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This is from Quinn Douglas (Sports/Ops Director at KQWC out of Webster City). He listed all of the BEDS and predicted the following.

Class 5A
"Only change is that CR Washington moves back in, Urbandale is out of Iowa’s biggest class for the first time since 1983"

Class 4A
Urbandale drops in, North Polk and ADM move in from 3A, as Winterset, Glenwood and Decorah drop down.

Class 3A
Decorah, Glenwood and Winterset drop in, Dubuque Wahlert bumps up from 2A, Keokuk moves up to 4A as West Burlington/Notre Dame drops to 2A.

Class 2A
WB-ND drops down from 3A, move ins from 1A are Van Meter, Eagle Grove and Carroll Kuemper.
Jesup, Pocahontas Area and E-B-F all drop to 1A.

Class 1A

Jesup, Poky and E-B-F ⬇️ 2A.
Van Meter, Eagle Grove and Kuemper ⬆️ 2A
Hinton, Ogden, Grundy Center, Colfax-Mingo, Mount Ayr and Missouri Valley ⬆️ 1A
AC/GC, Panorama, South Hamilton, Postville, Central Springs, Regina and West Monona go down ⬇️ A
He used old BEDS though.
 

IGo42

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This is from Quinn Douglas (Sports/Ops Director at KQWC out of Webster City). He listed all of the BEDS and predicted the following.

Class 5A
"Only change is that CR Washington moves back in, Urbandale is out of Iowa’s biggest class for the first time since 1983"

Class 4A
Urbandale drops in, North Polk and ADM move in from 3A, as Winterset, Glenwood and Decorah drop down.

Class 3A
Decorah, Glenwood and Winterset drop in, Dubuque Wahlert bumps up from 2A, Keokuk moves up to 4A as West Burlington/Notre Dame drops to 2A.

Class 2A
WB-ND drops down from 3A, move ins from 1A are Van Meter, Eagle Grove and Carroll Kuemper.
Jesup, Pocahontas Area and E-B-F all drop to 1A.

Class 1A

Jesup, Poky and E-B-F ⬇️ 2A.
Van Meter, Eagle Grove and Kuemper ⬆️ 2A
Hinton, Ogden, Grundy Center, Colfax-Mingo, Mount Ayr and Missouri Valley ⬆️ 1A
AC/GC, Panorama, South Hamilton, Postville, Central Springs, Regina and West Monona go down ⬇️ A
Interesting, thank! Do you have a link to this?
 

IGo42

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This is from Quinn Douglas (Sports/Ops Director at KQWC out of Webster City). He listed all of the BEDS and predicted the following.

Class 5A
"Only change is that CR Washington moves back in, Urbandale is out of Iowa’s biggest class for the first time since 1983"

Class 4A
Urbandale drops in, North Polk and ADM move in from 3A, as Winterset, Glenwood and Decorah drop down.

Class 3A
Decorah, Glenwood and Winterset drop in, Dubuque Wahlert bumps up from 2A, Keokuk moves up to 4A as West Burlington/Notre Dame drops to 2A.

Class 2A
WB-ND drops down from 3A, move ins from 1A are Van Meter, Eagle Grove and Carroll Kuemper.
Jesup, Pocahontas Area and E-B-F all drop to 1A.

Class 1A

Jesup, Poky and E-B-F ⬇️ 2A.
Van Meter, Eagle Grove and Kuemper ⬆️ 2A
Hinton, Ogden, Grundy Center, Colfax-Mingo, Mount Ayr and Missouri Valley ⬆️ 1A
AC/GC, Panorama, South Hamilton, Postville, Central Springs, Regina and West Monona go down ⬇️ A
Interesting, thanks! Do you have a link to this?
 
May 22, 2012
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my guess for 5A
1​
5AValley, West Des Moines2271
2271​
2​
5ASoutheast Polk1801
1801​
3​
5AJohnston1752
1752​
4​
5ADes Moines, Lincoln1740
1740​
5​
5ALinn-Mar, Marion1733
1733​
6​
5ADes Moines, East1502
1502​
7​
5ADes Moines, Roosevelt1480
1480​
8​
5AAnkeny Centennial1423
1423​
9​
5AAnkeny1337Ankeny Christian Academy86
1423​
10​
5AWaterloo, West1348Waterloo Christian School34
1382​
11​
5ANorthwest, Waukee1372
1372​
12​
5ACedar Falls1311Valley Lutheran, Cedar Falls41
1352​
13​
5APrairie, Cedar Rapids1334
1334​
14​
5ACedar Rapids, Kennedy1296
1296​
15​
5APleasant Valley1264
1264​
16​
5AWaukee1245
1245​
17​
5ADubuque, Hempstead1237
1237​
18​
5ASioux City, North1230
1230​
19​
5ABettendorf1150Morning Star / Rivermont Collegiate70
1220​
20​
5ACedar Rapids, Jefferson1189
1189​
21​
5ADavenport, Central1182
1182​
22​
5AIowa City, City High1154
1154​
23​
5ADavenport, West1145
1145​
24​
5AMarshalltown1132
1132​
25​
5AMuscatine1132
1132​
26​
5ASioux City, East1106
1106​
27​
5AIowa City, West1096
1096​
28​
5AOttumwa1071Ottumwa Christian School11
1082​
29​
5ADubuque, Senior1078
1078​
30​
5AAmes1054
1054​
31​
5ADes Moines, North1040
1040​
32​
5ACouncil Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln1031
1031​
33​
5ADowling Catholic, West Des Moines1030
1030​
34​
5ADavenport, North1022
1022​
35​
5ASioux City, West981
981​
36​
5ACedar Rapids, Washington978
978​
 
May 22, 2012
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my guess for 4A
37​
4AUrbandale977
977​
38​
4ACouncil Bluffs, Thomas Jefferson903
903​
39​
4AIowa City, Liberty861
861​
40​
4AWaterloo, East831
831​
41​
4AIndianola825
825​
42​
4ABurlington800
800​
43​
4AFort Dodge799
799​
44​
4AClinton757Prince of Peace Catholic, Clinton40
797​
45​
4ANorth Scott, Eldridge786
786​
46​
4ANorwalk780
780​
47​
4AMason City761
761​
48​
4ADallas Center-Grimes738
738​
49​
4AEpworth, Western Dubuque721
721​
50​
4ADes Moines, Hoover681
681​
51​
4ALewis Central674
674​
52​
4ANewton664
664​
53​
4AWaverly-Shell Rock596
596​
54​
4AStorm Lake550St. Mary's, Storm Lake45
595​
55​
4ADenison-Schleswig593
593​
56​
4AMount Pleasant438Danville152
590​
57​
4AClear Creek-Amana544Hillcrest Academy42
586​
58​
4ABondurant-Farrar563
563​
59​
4ASpencer559
559​
60​
4APella558
558​
61​
4ACarlisle556
556​
62​
4ALeMars539
539​
63​
4AMarion530
530​
64​
4ABoone527
527​
65​
4AXavier, Cedar Rapids441Isaac Newton Christian Academy29
470​
66​
4ANorth Polk, Alleman467
467​
67​
4AADM, Adel460
460​
68​
4AFort Madison411Holy Trinity Catholic, Fort Madison49
460​
69​
4AWebster City447
447​
70​
4AOskaloosa439
439​
71​
4APerry433
433​
72​
4AKeokuk432
432​
 
May 22, 2012
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my guess for 3A
73​
3ADecorah430
430​
74​
3AGlenwood430
430​
75​
3AWinterset424
424​
76​
3ACreston416
416​
77​
3ACentral DeWitt407
407​
78​
3ABishop Heelan Catholic, Sioux City404
404​
79​
3ACarroll404
404​
80​
3ABallard401
401​
81​
3AMaquoketa401
401​
82​
3AGilbert400
400​
83​
3ACharles City399
399​
84​
3ARock Valley228Boyden-Hull166
394​
85​
3AKnoxville393
393​
86​
3ASergeant Bluff-Luton393
393​
87​
3AIndependence375
375​
88​
3AHumboldt374
374​
89​
3AWest Delaware, Manchester373
373​
90​
3ABenton Community372
372​
91​
3AFairfield372
372​
92​
3AAtlantic366
366​
93​
3AAlgona364
364​
94​
3ASioux Center363
363​
95​
3AWashington363
363​
96​
3ACenter Point-Urbana360
360​
97​
3AMOC-Floyd Valley360
360​
98​
3ANevada360
360​
99​
3AHarlan Community357
357​
100​
3ASolon349
349​
101​
3AHampton-Dumont-CAL344
344​
102​
3AMount Vernon342
342​
103​
3AGrinnell340
340​
104​
3ASouth Tama County, Tama337
337​
105​
3AAssumption, Davenport336
336​
106​
3AVinton-Shellsburg334
334​
107​
3AWahlert, Dubuque330
330​
108​
3ASaydel323
323​
 
May 22, 2012
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my guess for 2A
109​
2AWest Burlington226Notre Dame, Burlington97
323​
110​
2AClarke, Osceola321
321​
111​
2AClear Lake320
320​
112​
2AGreene County281Paton-Churdan38
319​
113​
2ASpirit Lake309
309​
114​
2AWilliamsburg307
307​
115​
2ACrestwood, Cresco305
305​
116​
2AAnamosa304
304​
117​
2ADavis County, Bloomfield303
303​
118​
2AEstherville Lincoln Central302
302​
119​
2AChariton299
299​
120​
2AIowa Falls-Alden296
296​
121​
2AClarinda260South Page, College Springs32
292​
122​
2AWaukon286
286​
123​
2ACentral Lyon, Rock Rapids184George-Little Rock102
286​
124​
2AMid-Prairie, Wellman284
284​
125​
2AAlbia283
283​
126​
2ACenterville278
278​
127​
2ANew Hampton272
272​
128​
2AWest Liberty271
271​
129​
2AOkoboji, Milford270
270​
130​
2ARoland-Story, Story City270
270​
131​
2AMonticello269
269​
132​
2APCM268
268​
133​
2AOelwein266
266​
134​
2ASheldon262
262​
135​
2ARed Oak258
258​
136​
2ACherokee, Washington255
255​
137​
2AForest City254
254​
138​
2ADes Moines Christian252
252​
139​
2ASoutheast Valley, Gowrie252
252​
140​
2AWest Marshall, State Center251
251​
141​
2ANorth Fayette Valley249
249​
142​
2ACentral Lee, Donnellson247
247​
143​
2AOABCIG244
244​
144​
2AClarion-Goldfield-Dows241
241​
145​
2AShenandoah240
240​
146​
2AEagle Grove239
239​
147​
2ACamanche237
237​
148​
2AWest Lyon, Inwood236
236​
149​
2AGarner-Hayfield-Ventura234
234​
150​
2AUnity Christian, Orange City228
228​
151​
2ATipton227
227​
152​
2AUnion, LaPorte City227
227​
153​
2AVan Meter227
227​
154​
2AOsage226
226​
155​
2ANortheast, Goose Lake225
225​
156​
2AKuemper Catholic, Carroll221
221​
 
May 22, 2012
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my guess for 1A
157​
1AJesup220
220​
158​
1AMVAOCOU219
219​
159​
1AWestern Christian, Hull213
213​
160​
1AMediapolis210
210​
161​
1ACardinal, Eldon209
209​
162​
1AEmmetsburg208
208​
163​
1APocahontas Area207
207​
164​
1AWilton204
204​
165​
1ASumner-Fredericksburg202
202​
166​
1AEddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont200
200​
167​
1AInterstate 35, Truro200
200​
168​
1APella Christian200
200​
169​
1AWest Sioux, Hawarden199
199​
170​
1AEast Sac County198
198​
171​
1ABeckman Catholic, Dyersville196
196​
172​
1AWest Central Valley, Stuart196
196​
173​
1AAplington-Parkersburg195
195​
174​
1ATreynor195
195​
175​
1ASigourney124Keota71
195​
176​
1ADenver192
192​
177​
1ADike-New Hartford192
192​
178​
1AColumbus Catholic, Waterloo190
190​
179​
1ALouisa-Muscatine190
190​
180​
1AVan Buren County190
190​
181​
1AUnderwood188
188​
182​
1AMount Ayr152Diagonal36
188​
183​
1ACascade, Western Dubuque187
187​
184​
1ACentral Decatur, Leon187
187​
185​
1AMFL MarMac187
187​
186​
1AEast Marshall, LeGrand186
186​
187​
1AManson Northwest Webster186
186​
188​
1ASouth Central Calhoun186
186​
189​
1AHinton184
184​
190​
1ARidge View183
183​
191​
1ASibley-Ocheyedan183
183​
192​
1ASioux Central, Sioux Rapids183
183​
193​
1AHudson180
180​
194​
1ABelmond-Klemme179
179​
195​
1AMissouri Valley178
178​
196​
1ASouth Hardin178
178​
197​
1AWoodward-Granger178
178​
198​
1AColfax-Mingo177
177​
199​
1ANodaway Valley146Orient-Macksburg31
177​
200​
1AOgden172
172​
201​
1APleasantville172
172​
202​
1AWest Branch172
172​
203​
1ADurant171
171​
204​
1ACAM, Anita119Whiting51
170​
 
May 22, 2012
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my guess for class A (knowing some may make the case for 8MAN) and ( others will play 11 MAN that are below)
205​
AGrundy Center169
169​
206​
AAHSTW, Avoca168
168​
207​
AAlburnett168
168​
208​
APanorama, Panora168
168​
209​
APostville168
168​
210​
ALake Mills167
167​
211​
AHartley-Melvin-Sanborn164
164​
212​
ASouthwest Valley164
164​
213​
AACGC163
163​
214​
ACentral Springs163
163​
215​
ASouth Winneshiek, Calmar162
162​
216​
AAlta-Aurelia161
161​
217​
ANorth Union159
159​
218​
AMadrid158
158​
219​
ABellevue157
157​
220​
AIKM-Manning157
157​
221​
ALawton-Bronson157
157​
222​
AWapsie Valley, Fairbank157
157​
223​
ARegina, Iowa City156
156​
224​
AMMCRU155
155​
225​
ASouth Hamilton, Jewell155
155​
226​
ASt. Albert, Council Bluffs121Heartland Christian34
155​
227​
ALisbon154
154​
228​
AWest Monona, Onawa153
153​
229​
AColumbus Community, Columbus Junction150
150​
230​
AAkron-Westfield148
148​
231​
AGrand View Christian School148
148​
232​
APekin148
148​
233​
AClayton Ridge, Guttenberg147
147​
234​
AEast Buchanan, Winthrop147
147​
235​
AStarmont147
147​
236​
AWest Fork, Sheffield147
147​
237​
AAGWSR, Ackley146
146​
238​
ANorth Mahaska, New Sharon146
146​
239​
AWestwood, Sloan146
146​
240​
ANewman Catholic, Mason City144
144​
241​
ANorth Butler, Greene144
144​
242​
ANorth Cedar, Stanwood144
144​
243​
ATri-Center, Neola143
143​
244​
AMaquoketa Valley, Delhi141
141​
245​
ARiverside, Oakland140
140​
246​
ALogan-Magnolia139
139​
247​
ASouth O'Brien, Paullina139
139​
248​
AWapello139
139​
249​
AWoodbury Central, Moville135
135​
250​
AEarlham134
134​
251​
ABCLUW, Conrad133
133​
252​
AHighland, Riverside130
130​
253​
AMartensdale-St Marys130
130​
254​
ASoutheast Warren, Liberty Center130
130​
255​
AEnglish Valleys, North English94Ruthven-Ayrshire36
130​
256​
AMidland, Wyoming129
129​
257​
ANewell-Fonda129
129​
258​
ASidney129
129​
259​
ANashua-Plainfield127
127​
260​
ANew London126
126​
261​
ASaint Ansgar124
124​
262​
ALynnville-Sully123
123​
263​
AWest Hancock, Britt123
123​
264​
ABaxter122
122​
265​
AB-G-M, Brooklyn122
122​
266​
ASt. Edmond, Fort Dodge122
122​
267​
AIowa Valley, Marengo121
121​
268​
ANorth Linn, Troy Mills121
121​
269​
AWayne, Corydon121
121​
270​
AWACO, Wayland120
120​
 

IGo42

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HootOwlHollow- I believe those are last years numbers that are used for this year's classification of sports. I could be wrong, but I think the new BEDs numbers (for the 2022-23 school year) that will be used for the 2023-24 football season classification haven't been released yet.

Help me out, am I correct or incorrect?
 
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this is the link i used for currrent beds #
 

MepoDawg#

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HootOwlHollow- I believe those are last years numbers that are used for this year's classification of sports. I could be wrong, but I think the new BEDs numbers (for the 2022-23 school year) that will be used for the 2023-24 football season classification haven't been released yet.

Help me out, am I correct or incorrect?
Yes, those are old. New ones haven’t been released. Believe they were just turned in in October.
 
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Yes, those are old. New ones haven’t been released. Believe they were just turned in in October.
Yes, and using the old BEDS might give a very rough estimate but there can be a lot of change from one year to the next so you might as well wait!! Does anyone know when they will release the new BEDS? I assume sometime in the winter??
 
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I use last years BEDs numbers but use the grades from which the enrollment will be pulled, which is slightly more accurate.
 

MepoDawg#

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Yes, and using the old BEDS might give a very rough estimate but there can be a lot of change from one year to the next so you might as well wait!! Does anyone know when they will release the new BEDS? I assume sometime in the winter??
Could be wrong but I believe it was January or later last time. But that may have been a slower process with Covid.
 

woodsiding

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I'm interested to see how the 5A schedule tiers pan out. With the success model, your record dictates how tough your schedule is. On the east side Bettendorf will be down at least 1 tier, they will dominate and roll into the the playoffs with a pretty good record. I'd assume ICW will have a much easier schedule next year as well. Davenport West may get a much tougher schedule, which, is too bad. They had a great year and it takes a while to get a program off the ground like that.
 

Hooper2021

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Honest question as to how NF consistently is above the A threshold but has been 8 man the whole time? I am ignorant to the rules in place for that if anyone could enlighten me?
 

PNation

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So there is a rule that if a school goes above the number once by a small margin then they are allowed to stay in 8 man. I know that Rockford was over by like 30 kids a few years ago and was force to move to 11 man for like 2 years. But if they are above it for 2 cycles in a row then they are supposed to move back to 11 man. Now Newell Fonda and a few others, Iowa Valley and Northwood Kennsett come to mind as others, but haven't been forced back up.

Personally I wish for the 8 man and whether or not a school can play it they just looked at boys enrollment (I understand that girls can play football, but for the most part they don't). Because I know of at least 3 schools that have had situations where they have a class that only had 5-10 boys total in the class and 30+ girls.
 

troutstamp1

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Honest question as to how NF consistently is above the A threshold but has been 8 man the whole time? I am ignorant to the rules in place for that if anyone could enlighten me?
I don’t think it hurts that their head coach is one of the higher ups in the football coaches association as they have found some loopholes to stay 8 man.
 
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troutstamp1

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Any word on teams that may go up or down in class for the next cycle (2023-24)?
Any BED's numbers that would put teams on the bubble?
Any teams changing from 11-man to 8-man or vice versa?
Any word on is the IHSAA is going to eliminate Class A (like was discussed last year)?
Any schools talking about sharing football or dissolving a current sharing agreement?

I believe the cut-offs for the current cycle were something like this:
8-man (120 and under) *although there is a waiver that some teams get that are over 120*
A (120-169)
1A (170-215)
2A (217-319)
3A (320-422)
4A (423-939)
5A (940+)
Just remember it starts from the top down 5A down thru 1 A then once the number of teams in those classes are complete the rest of the teams playing 11 man will be class A, it could be 56 or it could be more or less depending on teams moving classes then anyone 120 and under has the option on 8 man but again some teams that are in the 8 man numbers will continue to play 11 man.
 

troutstamp1

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I know that North Tama will be under the cutoff they actually have been for a while, but I am not sure BCLUW will be, if you go off of last years numbers (I know kids move in and out) they would be at 129.
I’ve heard schools like Alburnett will go up as they have a lot of open enrollment kids coming that have came in. I think Grundy Center also goes up from what I hear.
 

PNation

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I heard North Tama will be staying 11 Man too much football tradition to change. But I did hear Belle Plain was in serious talks of 8 man.
I agree with North Tama and tradition. I wonder what Coach McDermott's opinion is on the subject, his opinion would be very respected in that community.
 

ronsss

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glad to see adm go to 4a, they will be very good next year, most of team back...i expect them to go to the dome next year in 4a
 

Hooper2021

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Also 0 chance that Whiting goes to CAM Anita 1:45 hours away to play football. They have been sharing with Siouxland Christian.
 
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hahaha I pulled those sharing agreements off the iahsaa website. They need to clean that up that's like the third one that was wrong.
 

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