WAL high school is petitioning the NBIAA to play in the AA loop instead of the AAA. It will make for hetic scheduling problems for the other three teams if they are denied. At this point pretty well all team have their season schedules finalized with a game or two to play with. Last year they played as an exhibition team due to numbers. To be forced to play at the AAA level would totally discourage these players as a whole. I think that they should be allowed to play AA this year and at years end make a decision whether they should be automatically bumped up to AAA for the next season depending on their performance this year. Last year Bathurst was a late scratch and the remaing three teams in the North had to scramble to fill their schedules. JMH had a horrible time trying to schedule games even though they had a pretty decent team. I know that the teams in the east dislike traveling to the Miramchi area and onward to Bathurst. If the teams from the East are told that there is no interlocking schedule and they dont have to travel to the north, I would assume most of the teams from the east would cancel. I may be wrong with this assumption and I hope I am.