So that means the rest of the schools couldn't play the publics
Much more serious than that. The only real power the MPSSAA holds over the privates is the "approved non-members list." If you're not on this list, any school that's a member of their states NFHS-affiliated membership (every school in the US but MD/DC/VA/TX privates) would risk having their entire season forfeited by playing a non-sanctioned school.
This is the hurdle ECA ran into their first season when they could only get a couple games because the MPSSAA refused to sanction them as an approved non-member.
The MIAA schools have received a blanket waiver in the past. They may pull that and make schools file individually every year because allowing SFA to go rouge means the conference would lose its "enforcement authority and thus would no longer meet this criteria for inclusion: © High schools that are members of an athletic conference that formally adopts these Standards of Competition as part of its Constitution and Bylaws and has enforcement authority.
SFA would be ineligible to be granted approved non-member status if they broke any of the criteria, with these being the most likely violations: 4. The high school team does not permit students, who have reached the age of 19 years old or older as of August 31, to practice or play. AND/OR 9. High school team members may participate in interscholastic athletic contests in a maximum of four seasons in one sport within the 9th through 12th grades.
Link to the form you file with the MPSSAA: http://www.mpssaa.or...tition_Form.pdf
I don't see why the other schools would lose their waiver if SFA did, but it would be a blow to the prestige of the MIAA and would be more paperwork for the rest of the schools.
Edited by eaglesinsider, 04 April 2017 - 11:48 PM.