Leipsic leaving BVC, accepts bid to Northwest Conference

LEIPSIC (WTVG) - Times change and situations change, and right now it's all about change for Leipsic High School, a rural school in northwest Ohio.

Earlier this week, the school board voted 5-0 to leave the Blanchard Valley Conference.

Where will Leipsic's next home be? The Northwest Conference extended an invitation for Leipsic to join them and they have accepted that invitation. That league consists of:

Ada
Allen East
Bluffton
Columbus Grove
Crestview
Delphos Jefferson
Lincolnview
Paulding
Spencerville

The Blanchard Valley Conference now consists of:

Arcardia
Arlington
Cory-Rawson
Liberty-Benton
McComb
North Baltimore
Pandora-Gilboa
Riverdale
Van Buren
Vanlue

Leipsic athletic director Gary Kreinbrink said the decision to leave the BVC is the result of an ongoing discussion with school officials and administrators. The root of the decision comes from the disparity in the sizes of schools and the sizes of team rosters, specifically in football. Many schools in the BVC are unable to field a junior varsity team and some that do play 8-man football instead of the traditional 11-man.