Informational meetings are being held in both towns to discuss this topic. If you use the 2016 football enrollments, the combined team would be about 346 in 2A. Haven't heard anything about the conference affiliation, I would assume it would remain Prairie State. Anybody know more?
The PSC could be changing in the near future
Heard a Mt. Olive official on WSMI today. Sound like both BoE's have approved this plan and it will be implemented next fall pending conference approval. The plan is to have both schools names represented, a neutral uniform color with trim from both, and split games and practices equally.
I've heard nothing official but "feelers" are out for new homes for a couple teams.
I've heard the new coop between BH and Mt. Olive would have a new name, colors and nickname.
I have not heard that they are doing 100% for sure yet. I know Mt. Olive contacted Gillespie too. Seen it in the paper today and it said Gillespie BoE was going to ask for more information about it.
It could get even more interesting.
Sources tell me Madison has been in serious preliminary talks to add their own program now that the co-op has expired due to MELHS enrollment.
PSC would be the obvious fit. If Madison does this, BH and MO coop and MELHS doesn't come back, then PSC would be back to 8 teams. Could even go 9 if metro came back. Just for fun...could go 10...lure in Wesclin (and MD drops independent and joins Central in Cahokia.) and just have a full schedule...though I would imagine Pawnee and AM wouldn't be thrilled by that.
PSC was 5-11 in non-conference games last year. Pawnee won 2 of those. The other 3 wins were against Dupo, Blue Ridge and the oddity of BH and MELHS-Mad playing each other twice.
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