Why not have 10 classes? Or an even a dozen?
Lots of football classes create other tricky situations as well. Only a few years ago, when there were still six football classes, the Prep Bowl was played in just one day, with the 9-man game starting when most people still hadn’t had their breakfast, and the final game finishing up at around midnight, or later. Now, however, the MSHSL schedules the games over two days instead of one — an obvious adjustment.
But you’ve just got to smile at how the classifications are named. We couldn’t have classes named A, B, C, D and so on, because Class D seems so inferior when the whole purpose is to make high school students feel good about themselves. So the MSHSL, on its website, strings along the A’s in succession, as if the ‘A’ key on their keyboard got stuck.