With the MPSSAA's change to sectional play, it stands to reason that all teams will have more latitude to play teams outside of their local jurisdictions. I don't know how it will work but I am hoping that the Baltimore City, Howard & Anne Arundel County models become outdated and done away with.
It is time that city & county powers like Arundel, Old Mill, River Hill, Quince Orchard, Middletown and Dunbar play each other as well as the elite private schools on a regular basis. I for one am tired of all the prognostications made by public and private school supporters alike about who would win in mythical matchups.
Hopefully, the new setup allows for public schools to play at least two intersectional games against other region publics or local private schools. Why not a regular season game between Quince Orchard & Good Counsel? How about Dunbar vs Franklin, Gilman vs Wise, City vs Middletown or CHC against River Hill? You could hold these games in week 5 and 6 to negate the so-called advantage that the private schools have in starting 5 days earlier.
The MPSSAA, MIAA and WCAC should get together and make this thing happen. Maybe part of the gate receipts could go to local charities. What do the board members think? Is this feasible?