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By Sandy Schroth

Future Summerland Bobcat football on the ledge for eight-man gridiron classification


September 12, 2019

The Orchard Public School Advisory Board of Education faced a short agenda when they met last Wednesday at the high school.

Board members heard from Principal Cathy Cooper that enrollment numbers used for football classification, as of last Wednesday, sat at 47, the maximum allowed for eight-man participation, in order to qualify for state playoffs. An increase in the number of boys enrolled in grades nine, 10 and 11 in any of the three schools, would push the future Bobcats to 11-man. Enrollment on Oct. 1 will determine classification.

Enrollment numbers are projected to rise in the upcomi...

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