Globe correspondent Brendan Hall was down in Franklin today where the MIAA is discussing realignment for the 2009 season. However, it seems the committee left with more questions than answers after granting three additional playoff berths to the Tri-Valley, Middlesex, and Hockomock League -- all three of which will split into two divisions this season.
A couple of details below. Hall will check back with more later this afternoon.
- The Tri-Valley League will split into two five-team divisions with both divisions getting a playoff berth. The vote passed, 14-4.
- The Middlesex League will split into two five-team divisions with both divisions getting a playoff berth. The vote passed, 14-4.
- The Hockomock League will split into one four-team and one five-team division with both divisions getting a playoff berth. The vote passed, 10-6.
- Principals from the Tri-Valley league will meet next week to approve the splits.
- Earlier in the meeting, the Bay State Conference won a vote to keep crossover games between the Herget and Carey as league games. Natick coach and athletic director argued that the BSC's rules suggest that each team must play one another and the overall record determines division champion(s).
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