Football proposals place Moffat County in 2A for coming seasons

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— The Colorado High School Activities Association received 17 proposals concerning the alignment of the schools across the seven classifications in the upcoming 2014-16 athletic cycle.

Many of the proposals were submitted advocating changes in the Class 5A league format, but two also were submitted for 2A, including Moffat County.

Moffat is expected to move down from 3A to 2A this year based on enrollment and was not on either 3A proposal received by CHSAA.

In one 2A proposal, the Bulldogs will be added to the current 2A Western Slope League, along with Battle Mountain, creating an eight-team league. In addition to Battle Mountain, Moffat County’s league would include Aspen, Basalt, Coal Ridge, Roaring Fork, Gunnison and Olathe.

The other proposal for 2A would split the WSL up and place Moffat County in a six-team Northwest League. That league would include MCHS, Aspen, Basalt, Battle Mountain, Coal Ridge and Roaring Fork.

Olathe and Gunnison, the two missing teams from the WSL in the other proposal, would join the Southwest League, along with Bayfield, Pagosa Springs, Montezuma-Cortez and Alamosa.

CHSAA will hold a football committee meeting Thursday where each proposal will be voted on. The winning proposal for each classification will be sent to the legislative council for final approval Jan. 30.

Whichever proposal is selected for 2A, it will be the conference alignment Moffat County will play in during the 2014 and 2015 football seasons.

Nate Waggenspack can be reached at 970-875-1795 or nwaggenspack@CraigDailyPress.com.

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