Since the playoff system began in 1981, no school has won more state championships in the largest class than O'Gorman. The Knights have won eight titles.
And they want to continue playing in the state's largest class, which will be called 11AAA.
"We want to continue playing with those we always have, and we've done well with that. I think we'll continue to do well. I'm disappointed in the reconfiguration. I think it's a knee-jerk reaction from a few schools who have some power. High school sports is cyclicle, teams do well at different times." says Knights head coach Steve Kueter.
11AAA will consist of O'Gorman, the three Sioux Falls public schools, Rapid City Central and Stevens, Aberdeen Central, Watertown, and Brandon Valley. Since O'Gorman is moving up, the next smallest, that being Brandon Valley will have the option to move down to 11AA.
"They will decide that in the next month. I think you'll see those schools stay up." says Kueter.
Kueter says it wasn't a slam dunk decision, the Knight's considered staying in 11AA, where they would have certainly faced an easier road come playoff time. But this was the way to go, and he hopes it's just temporary.
"We know where we'll be for two years. I think there will be some change. We don't need seven classes of high school football. I think we'll get that down to five. But this is the way it is right now.