After months of speculation, the Lewis and Clark voted to keep Knox and Schuyler Counties in the conference. The two schools future participation in the conference has been in question since they moved to 8-Man Football, because it violates Lewis and Clark bylaws. Centralmoinfo.com asked conference spokesman Brian Sherrow of Marceline why they decided to keep the two schools.
The conference declined to disclose the voting results, but Sherrow admitted the result was “a little surprising”. The decision means the conference schools will have to create new bylaws so everyone is in good standing. Sherrow said the bylaws were in need of updating anyway.
The conference superintendents are hoping to begin work on the new bylaws over the holiday break. Sherrow believes both Knox and Schuyler Counties are pleased to remain in good standing.
Sherrow said after the vote, the conference did not discuss expanding the conferences’ 8-Man Football schools, or create divisions to accommodate all sports. Schuyler County just completed its first year of 8-Man Football, and Knox County is making the move in 2021.