Number of 3A Marching Bands that made a 1 this fall: 116
Number of 3A Football Teams that made the playoffs this fall: 128
Number of 3A Marching Bands at the State Contest this fall: 22
Number of 3A Football Teams at the State Contest this fall: 4
Not sure how many 3A bands who made a 2 got to go to area, but considering the 1 for 5 advancement to state, dividing 116 by 5 is 23.2, higher than the number of 22 that was actually at state. So not sure how this new rule will have much of an impact if any.
And, with 22 3A bands going to state compared to only 4 football teams, many more band kids are getting the state experience than football players.