Now that the news has settled in with the KSHSAA Football classification updates, time will tell what the future looks like for the decade ahead.
Moves made (2020-2021)
Olathe West - 5A to 6A - Second Varsity season in 2019
Goddard - 4A to 5A
Hutchinson - 6A to 5A
* 6A State Titles
04 vs. Olathe South W 30-13
05 vs. Olathe East W 24-7
06 vs. SM West W 21-14
07 vs. Olathe South W 37-14
* 5A State Titles
08 vs. vs. ST Aquinas W 38-0 (Head Coach Randy Dreiling in 6th ST Aquinas season)
09 vs. vs. Gardner -Edgerton W 52-14
11 vs. vs. Blue Valley W 33-21
Pittsburg - 4A to 5A
Spring Hill - 4A to 5A
Great Bend - 5A to 4A
Lansing - 5A to 4A
SJ Academy - 5A to 4A - EKL school joining Bishop Miege at 4A
As the next decade of post-season also follows in its current footsteps of play, it will be intriguing to see how the Thunder will do against lower enrollment schools after week-8 once the completion of the 2020 regular season begins. Can or will it mirror Bishop Miege? Both will continue to play 6 and 5A regular season schedules due to the geographical location of both schools.
For now, it is too early to make any judgement calls on what will or will not happen.
Best of luck to all of the Football teams in their current start to the season at hand, and the future ahead bringing greater success to follow.