I believe this is a huge step forward for the UHSAA in trying to keep the
playing field level for all teams in the state. Because of open enrollment and
recruiting, super teams are created and the lesser teams continue to get
thumped, especially in football. The whole idea is to keep the level of play as
fair as possible. Even though there is open enrollment, that doesn't mean
that playing sports in your boundary school can't be enforced. Open
enrollment was designed to level out school populations and allow students to
attend another school for a particular academic program, it was never intended
for athletics, but that is what it has become. Let any student attend whatever
high school they want for academic purposes, but only let them play sports in
the boundary they live in. Don't blame the UHSAA for enforcing their own
rules, which by the way, are not that difficult to understand.
What about the last team that got in because East is now out of the playoffs?
What about them? They followed the rules. Is it fair for them to be excluded
despite East breaking the rules? I think not.If you're going to
blame anyone, blame the coach, AD and principal for not doing their job, a job
they knew they had to do and that they willfully neglected to do. Don't
blame the UHSAA for enforcing the rules it has. Much of this country would be
better if we simply enforced the rules we already have.
Parents and kids know the rules don't put all the blame on administration,
I have a little more respect for the UHSAA for sticking to their guns I thought
they would let them off the hook and glad they didn't they broke the rules
and now everyone has to pay for it sad but a lesson in life for all of you that
think that a little lie won't every set you back in life!
ONLY REASON KIDS CAN'T PLAY IN POSTSEASON: The ATHLETIC DIRECTOR made a
mistake. What a TRAVESTY. UHSAA, Make these kids pay for something they had
completely no control over. You Show them who's boss. I hope all feel for
these kids who put in so much effort to have a successful season taken away by
ADULTS. Who's at fault here, ONLY adults. Who suffers, the kids. I hope the
state is ashamed of punishing these kids. What a complete joke.