The NDHSAA fixed one issue but might have created another one, Izzo says

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Last week the North Dakota High School Activities Association took a small step in fixing a wrong with high school football.

The board announced that this fall that the playoff field for 2A and Class A football would be determined and seeded by the QRF rankings. The Quality Results Formula takes into account, wins and losses, opponent wins and the different classes between teams.

That's a good move. But there's another issue coming. That's in 9-man, where teams may be punished because of their success.


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West Fargo United sisters include from left, Courtney and Mallory Docktor, Reegan and Morgan Bents, Maren and Payton Hareland, and Zoey and Mia Gervais.
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A family affair: Sisterhood plentiful within West Fargo United girls hockey team

Sports run in families, and that's certainly the case for the West Fargo United girls hockey team, which has four pairs of siblings on its roster this season.

Those siblings are Courtney and Mallory Docktor, Reegan and Morgan Bents, Maren and Payton Hareland, and Zoey and Mia Gervais. All eight began playing hockey at a young age, and many of them played on the same youth teams.

"When I was 6, we had older cousins that played hockey and I always thought it was kind of cool," said Mallory Docktor, a junior defenseman. "So we quit gymnastics and I was like, 'I'm joining hockey.' My dad wasn't sure about it at first, but then he encouraged Courtney to (play), and we've been playing ever since."

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