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larger seven schools forming the Potomac Division while the smallest seven SMAC schools comprise the Chesapeake. But in every other sport, the Potomac Division consists of all seven Charles County schools, while the seven schools from Calvert and St. Mary’s counties make up the Chesapeake Division.
Theoretically, the division format offered plenty of promise. It would allow teams in sports which are limited to fewer games — lacrosse, soccer, field hockey — the opportunity to be free to schedule a couple of nonconference games to hopefully find competition that would provide an avenue for improvement. It also created actual conference championship games, similar to what some other counties and conferences have.
But closing in on the end of the first year in divisions, have they worked?
While they may work in some sports, in others the new alignments have not been the most popular. While a lacrosse team now may be able to schedule a couple of nonconference games against quality opponents, baseball and softball teams have lost that ability, instead playing each team in their own division twice as well as four crossover games against teams from