When St. Frances coach Henry Russell played football at Gilman, he always wanted to play in the postseason, but the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference didn’t have playoffs.
“High school football across the country has playoffs everywhere and I always kind of felt left out,” he said. “I’d see coverage of the public school playoffs and of playoffs across the country, and we didn’t have that.”
His players won’t have to deal with that envy, as the MIAA A Conference will hold its first playoffs since 2012 at the end of this season.
Russell and some other coaches in the seven-team conference — Archbishop Spalding’s...