District changes in football schedule

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District changes in football schedule

Football players condition in preparation for the 2019 season.

Football players condition in preparation for the 2019 season.

Asher Montgomery

Football players condition in preparation for the 2019 season.

Asher Montgomery

Asher Montgomery

Football players condition in preparation for the 2019 season.

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Football season starts off with a home game this Friday and this year the Terriers have some different opponents.

The FHSAA changes districts every two years as student populations shift. They look at the enrollment numbers for each school and adjust accordingly. Teams are unable to appeal if they are unhappy with their new district. They are at the mercy of the switch that occurs every two years.

This could be a blessing or a curse. A staple in the schedule has been playing against Armwood and Chamberlain. This year those teams are gone from the schedule, with Class 6A, District 10 now composed of HHS along with Blake, Middleton, Jefferson Spoto, King and Brandon.
Armwood is ranked 28th nationally and fifth in the state, according to maxpreps.com. Chamberlain and Armwood are both ranked higher than all the other teams added to the district, according to maxpreps.com.

Some football players agree the schedule is easier.

“The games are easier in the new district,” said Joseph Sipp, a running back and linebacker. “A lot of our rivalry teams aren’t on there. I’m looking forward to the Jefferson game.”

“We play easier teams than last year,  but we don’t really care about Armwood,” said Jaiden Headen, a right guard and defensive end.

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