2 D.C.-area schools must join MIAA A

Football

High Schools

October 14, 2004|By Lem Satterfield

At least two of six Interstate Athletic Conference teams must enter the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association's A Conference if a proposed football merger of the Washington and Baltimore private school leagues is to occur, MIAA executive director Rick Diggs said.

The other four IAC teams would play in the MIAA in a way still to be determined.

Diggs said MIAA league football coaches and athletic directors arrived at the determination Tuesday night at Loyola Blakefield. IAC officials have until Nov. 15 to decide on the move, which pertains only to football.

"There's nothing else that is a deal-breaking situation," Diggs said. "Everything else can be worked out."

The MIAA's three football conferences are made up of the A and B conferences, which consist of five teams each, and the seven-team C Conference. The IAC is made up of Bullis, Landon and Georgetown Preparatory, of Montgomery County; Episcopal and St. Stephen's/St. Agnes of Alexandria, Va.; and St. Albans of Washington.

St. Stephen's/St. Agnes athletic director Gary Schnell, IAC spokesman, said that "everyone involved is interested in trying to make this thing work."

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