As a student athlete currently in high school I would like to respond to Jeff Goodman’s article, posted September 14, about the new CIFSS playoff plan. I personally think that the plan would have a positive result on the whole, however, I do understand why some might be opposed.

As a high school athlete, the goal for any given season is to make it far into the post-season, and I believe that this plan will allow teams who aren’t usually given the opportunity to achieve that goal, to do just that. As Mr. Goodman notes, teams will be grouped based off of their power rankings and it will produce a much more exciting and competitive post-season for all participating teams. If this plan gets passed, the equity in skill levels between competing teams will increase, and with it the quality of high school sports will increase.

Cooper Olds

Santa Monica

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