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WIAA looking into competitive balance issues during football offseason


In the wake of Archbishop Murphy’s five forfeits this season, a new committee will look at how to avoid such issues in the future.

Archbishop Murphy’s strange season had a happy ending Saturday afternoon in the Tacoma Dome.

After hoisting the Class 2A state championship trophy, the five forfeits the Wildcats received that made national news earlier this season likely seemed well in the rearview mirror.

But the issues raised about competitive balance in the state and advantages private schools might have over public schools in the athletic realm will echo into the offseason.

In February, the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association’s District Directors will meet in Renton to discuss competivite equity, and especially how it impacts football, WIAA sports and information…



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