(NEWS CENTER) — According to Superintendent Jeremy Ray, Biddeford will appeal MPA’s decision to keep tigers in Class A football for two more years.
Ray said this decision to appeal is based on player safety and new reclassification numbers.
When asked about the initial agreement for Biddeford to stay in Class A for four years, Ray said after seeing the team in Class A for two years, it became apparent change was needed. He also said it took time for the community to come around to the idea of moving to Class B, and now many are pushing for it.
Ray said Biddeford is about 100 shy of the new reclassification numbers and would be the third biggest school in Class B. The decision to appeal is not about wins and losses, but player safety which is Ray’s biggest priority.
Dick Durost, Executive Director of the MPA says the Management Committee will hear Biddeford’s appeal on January 30. He declined to comment any further.
In November 2014, the management committee voted unanimously to keep Biddeford in Class A for two more years.