The PIAA made its way through several hearings and the volatile football schedule issue Friday morning at its board meeting in Hershey, but it ran out of time for McDowell’s hearing. McDowell, which sent several administrators across the state to Hershey for a hearing, is appealing District 10′s new policy to force teams back to D-10 for the playoffs if they leave for the regular season. This would likely end McDowell’s WPIAL association in football. The WPIAL told McDowell two years ago they had to be all in with the regular season and playoffs or all out.
McDowell’s hearing is now set for Jan. 12 at the PIAA office in Mechanicsburg at 4 p.m.
– Tom Reisenweber