June 1, 2012
Football could be the sport most affected if the Arizona Interscholastic Association okays scheduling changes being recommended by the scheduling committee. The changes include returning to a region-like formula that once existed when teams played every other school in their region at least once each season. The changes will be considered in the fall.
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Confusing division/ section alignment may be on way out
It may soon be possible to say goodbye to jumbo-sized sections of 14 or more teams, a confusing power point formula, computer scheduling and coaches voting for an all-section team without ever having seen the nominees play. All were perplexing parts of the division/section alignment that two years ago replaced the conference/region configuration that had been used in the state’s high school sports for decades. The changes were some of the most sweeping ever done in high school sports in Arizona.