Opponents of the VHSL’s six-classification system tried to block the implementation of the new setup beginning with the 2013-14 school year, but no defense could stop it.
It was a slam dunk.
A motion made by representatives of the Northern Region was made Tuesday at the VHSL’s membership meetings in Charlottesville, but it failed to gain the two-thirds majority of support of all VHSL schools in attendance an it was soundly defeated 185-110.
No one expected the six-classification system, which was approved last month by the VHSL Executive Committee and basically has been a fait accompli since January, to be overturned.
The alignment of VHSL schools for postseason play will undergo a radical change beginning next year.
Schools will be placed in new “conferences” for all postseason sports but football. The football playoffs will use the same postseason format used last year in Group A with a 32-team field in each classification.