Every high school football district that houses area schools will get a makeover if an Oklahoma Football Coaches Association proposal is approved.
The OFCA discussed the changes during a meeting Thursday, July 27, in Tulsa as part of the Oklahoma Coaches Association meetings.
The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association still must approve the district proposals.
It’s expected that the OSSAA will vote on the proposal at its Aug. 9 board of directors meeting.
While the information was not officially released by the OSSAA or OFCA, the Oklahoman obtained them through anonymous sources.
If approved, District 4A3 would include Miami, Grove, Catoosa, Wagoner, Oologah, Tulsa McLain, Bristow and Cleveland.
Both Tulsa Cascia Hall and Vinita are dropping down to 3A.
Miami and Cleveland have met six times since 2004, with each team winning three times.
The Wardogs and Cardinals have played in 2004, 2005, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.
Cleveland was 3-7 in 2016, finishing in a tie for sixth with Harrah in District 4A-2.
Bristow is moving up from Class 3A. The Pirates were 9-3 a year ago, losing 42-16 to Stigler in the second round of the 3A playoffs.
District 4A-3 will remain as one of the toughest in all classes in Oklahoma.
Wagoner is the three-time defending state champ while Oologah has been runner-up the past three seasons.
Cascia Hall reached the 4A semifinals.
Wyandotte, Adair, Chelsea and Nowata will be the only holdovers from what had been District 2A-8 the previous two seasons.
They will be in a new 2A-3 that includes Chouteau, Kansas, Tulsa Metro Christian and Salina.
Commerce and Oklahoma Union drop to Class A and Metro plunges from Class 4A.
Chouteau, Kansas and Salina slide over from District 2A-7. Caney Valley now is in 2A-2.
District A-7 will include local schools Afton, Commerce, Fairland and Quapaw as well as Colcord, Hulbert, Ketchum, Oklahoma Union and Rejoice Christian.
In addition to Commerce and Oklahoma Union, Colcord and Ketchum are down from Class 2A.
Barnsdall shifts to District A-5 and Foyil will drop back down to eight-man football.
The Panthers moved up to 11-man in 2006.
If approved, District C-3 will include Bluejacket, Welch, Copan, Covington-Douglas, Deer Creek Lamont, Medford and Southwest Covenant.
Coyle shifts over from District C-4 and this will be the first cycle for Southwest Covenant to play as an OSSAA member.
Pond Creek Hunter goes to C-1 and Regent Prep moves up to Class B.