Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association

Some fans wanted St. Frances vs. Wise football this week, but here's why that won't happen

Some fans wanted St. Frances vs. Wise football this week, but here's why that won't happen

Some fans on social media began asking over the weekend for a football game between No. 1 St. Frances and three-time defending Class 4A state champion Wise.

Both teams are free next weekend. St. Frances has a bye. Wise was scheduled to play Bladensburg, which did not have enough experienced players to field a varsity team this fall, so they have an opening, too.

However, even if both teams wanted to play, the game cannot happen because of the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association rules that govern Wise.

The MPSSAA won’t allow teams to add games after the season starts.

According to the MPSSAA handbook, “All school...

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