There are 3 co-op teams that I am aware of. Lost Rivers, Watersprings/Clark, and Mullen/St. Regis. I know very little of the last one so I won't refer to them in this comment. The other two (Lost Rivers, and the Warcats) both have had successful seasons and deserve credit for what they have accomplished. Now I don't say the following trying to start any argument but I recently had a conversation about these teams and what classification they should be playing in. Let me preface this by saying I don't know the current enrollment numbers in any of these schools and I can't seem to find them on the new IHSAA website. What I have heard, and this is just rumor is that if Lost Rivers continues its co-op next year they will have to play as a 2A school which seems fair IF the numbers dictate that. I'm just wondering if anyone else has heard this and if with the new lowered enrollment numbers for 1AD1 would that also force the Warcats up to D1 from D2? Like I said I'm not looking for fights here but it seems logical that if the 2 schools involved in the co-op have the combined numbers for them to move up a classification in this one sport they should.
Four of the six state playoffs this fall will use computer rankings to seed the brackets. Here's how the plan will work: https://www.idahostatesman.com/sports/high-school/prep-football/article239544433.html Thoughts? Fans have complained about the predetermined brackets for years. Is this better? Michael Lycklama Idaho Statesman sports writer