Ike moving to Class 5A good thing
After the last football season, all of the Class 6A head football coaches got together and voted on a proposal to split the class into two divisions. Division I is made up of the largest 16 schools in the state while Division II is made up of the schools that are 17-32 in Average Daily Membership.
The split was calculated based on the 2013-14 ADM. Lawton High was the largest school in Division II and Eisenhower was the second smallest in the same division.
Less than two weeks ago, that all changed.
Based on the recently released 2014-15 ADM, Eisenhower is the biggest school in Class 5A. Del City will move back up to take Ike's place in 6A.
"I think it will help all of our programs overall," Eisenhower athletic director and boys basketball coach Bruce Harrington said at the Oklahoma Coaches Association All-State basketball games. "We'll be playing against schools that are sort of in our same (class) facilities, population and money. I think our school is excited about it."
So after all the talk about not having Lawton High and Eisenhower play in Week 1, it's only going to be that way this year. The 2014 edition of the Ike-LHS game will be a district game, but the game will be non-district after that and we think will probably move back to its more traditional Week 1 spot.
The Eagles will compete for one more football season in Class 6A. In all other sports, including basketball, Ike will be in Class 5A.