It’s a no for Combat Flooring soccer.

The Washington Interscholastic Actions Affiliation denied the college’s request to drop right down to Elegance 3A in soccer handiest. The verdict assists in keeping the Tigers in 4A.

Combat Flooring athletic director Matt Stanfill gave the impression earlier than a classification listening to Friday that includes district administrators statewide to listen to the college’s case. Combat Flooring didn’t attraction the administrators’ choice.

“It’s disappointing,” Stanfill mentioned Saturday of the result. “I perceive why there’s those who wouldn’t need us to be (at 3A). As an athletic director, I’ve to do what’s highest for our Combat Flooring children and our neighborhood. I believed it was once the fitting factor to do … however they noticed it otherwise.”

Closing spring, the WIAA handed an modification that permits colleges to petition to minimize one classification in soccer handiest. Combat Flooring submitted its utility previous this month, mentioning program tendencies, together with win-loss information, and participation numbers amongst different components for its reasoning to play 3A soccer.

Whilst disenchanted within the result, Stanfill is appreciative for the chance, and is aware of the soccer program will proceed to transport ahead in 4A.

“Our coaches get such a lot out of our youngsters, and so they do,” he mentioned. “Our children step up. They do, and they are going to. I comic story with folks, ‘At Combat Flooring, we tip over cows for amusing.’ We now have a number of tricky children that get after it. And that’s what we’ll do. What different selection do now we have? We’re now not going to roll over.”

Pending the WIAA finalizing the 2020-24 enrollment length Sunday, the 4A Better St. Helens League will encompass Combat Flooring, Camas, Skyview and Union in all sports activities. Heritage is reclassified as 3A.

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