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By LuAnn Schindler

Decision on football classification due next month


October 26, 2023

LuAnn Schindler | SAM

Numbers game • Gavin Whiting battles a Hi-Line offensive lineman during the Bobcat's Oct. 19 playoff game. Summerland officials will need to determine how enrollment numbers will affect the school's football classification, for upcoming cycles, next month.

Summerland School officials have until Nov. 30 to declare if the Bobcat football team will play in the eight-man division during the next two-year cycle.

During the Oct. 16 board of education meeting, activities director Zach Rosenboom said the current enrollment shows 63 male students in grades nine, ten and eleven.

"The cutoff (for eight-man) is 47," he said.

Rosenboom said a one-cycle waiver is available, which makes the Bobcats eligible for post-season play.

Board member Nate Schwager asked for a breakdown of proposed enrollment for future cycles.

Superintendent Kyle Finke said the nex...

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