Boone, Iowa — (RI) — The Iowa High School Athletic Association hopes the new football schedules released this week will address the imbalance in the state’s largest class.
The 2019 season in class 4A produced scores of 93-0, 90-7, 77-0 and 75-0. Todd Tharp of the association says the schedules are designed to provide more opportunities for struggling programs.
Tharp says the needle they tried to thread was providing more competitive games for struggling programs while not harming the playoff chances for traditional powers.
Tharp says this is a one year process and will be evaluated before next season.
Tharp says as demographics change all options are on the table.