The conference shuffle continues in Twin Cities high schools as Shakopee High School will leave the Missota Conference for the South Suburban Conference, effective in the 2014-15 school year.
The move comes on the heels of fellow Missota member Farmington also being accepted into the South Suburban the same year.
According to Shakopee activities director John Janke, he mentioned that the school's growth makes them a better fit for the South Suburban. The addition of Shakopee will revive their rivalry with former Missota member, Prior Lake.
The departure of Shakopee would also cloud the future of the Missota Conference, which would be down to four teams. They are Northfield, New Prague, Red Wing and Holy Angels.
Would the Missota stay in business or will it fold? What would the future conference plans be for Northfield and New Prague? Could Northfield rekindle a rivalry with neighboring Faribault in the Big Nine Conference? According to the Rochester Post Bulletin, Northfield has not yet formally applied.
As for New Prague, if the South Suburban is still accepting new members, the school would be a good fit due to its proximity to Prior Lake and Shakopee.
Red Wing, on the other hand was voted unanimously to rejoin the Big Nine.
Looking at Holy Angels, one possibility would be to join the newly formed Metro West Conference. It would be a good fit since they would join their public school counterparts from Richfield and it would end lengthy road trips to New Prague, Northfield and Red Wing.
What will happen? It's a tough puzzle to solve.