Please, spend a LOT of time researching private school state appearances.
While you're at it, check out the state appearances of Sehome, Burlington, Lynden, and Cedarcrest. Very telling I'll bet...
I believe that Sultan has actually had success in the last decade in boys and girls soccer. Why was that? Were those coaches complaining about public vs. private when they were qualifying for state every year?
Here's a little information about Archbishop Murphy High School. 20 years ago, it didn't exist. The first graduating class had 18 students. 10 years ago, it didn't have football and was moderately successful in boys and girls soccer and girls basketball at the B level. They had ZERO on campus sports facilities. Every single sport had to go somewhere else to practice. That was the year they hired Terry Ennis as the football coach and athletic director...rest in peace.
Now, there are facilities on campus for virtually every sport, the school outgrew the 1A classification and opted up to 2A in 2005, and the school is still winning multiple conference championships and placing highly at state.
So I guess in the end, the folks at Archbishop Murphy should, in a way, be proud that some people feel they are so successful that they need to be banned from playing in the State 2A playoffs from now on. Especially considering where they came from. But it seems a little odd that the hard-work, perseverance and dedication to well-rounded student-athletes at Archbishop Murphy would be the root cause of its removal from the State Playoffs. What kind of message does that send to people who want to build something in this country?
This post was edited on 1/1 2:42 AM by Just Play Football