Athletes and coaches at Wyandotte breathed a big sigh of relief last week when the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association released its Average Daily Membership report for the past school year.
WHS will be back in Class 2A for sports other than football. It's locked into 3A for football for at least the next two seasons.
“We had a good idea coming in that we would be down,” said superintendent Troy Gray, who had been athletic director and softball coach at WHS until earlier this summer. “That's a big boost for us going into the school year. Now we will play people we're more familiar with since we've been there (2A) so long.”
WHS' average daily membership from the 2007-08 school year was 237.16, placing it 200th among the 483 schools listed by the OSSAA. That makes Wyandotte the eighth-largest school in 2A.
“It feels good to be one of the larger 2A schools instead of being one of the smallest in 3A,” Gray said.
Oklahoma City Dove Science is the largest 2A school at 246.00.
Also in 2A are Commerce, 202nd at 231.37; Quapaw, 214th at 212.78 and Fairland, 249th at 169.26.
Afton drops down to Class A with an ADM of 147.71, placing it 278th overall. It had been a power in 2A girls' basketball the last several years.
Welch also is in Class A. Its 312th with an ADM of 119.86.
Bluejacket will complete in Class B in basketball thanks to an ADM of 63.54 (426th overall).
Picher-Cardin, which will be without high school sports for a third straight year, has an ADM of 44.44, 457th overall.