Thats a tough question. No not "just" the very few who have a shot.
Technically... anyone can, figure it out.... and turn from being a low B C level player for the past 10 years to being able to compete at a varsity level.... but technically... I could win a beauty contest too.
Point is, the concept of creating opportunity for those that would not have a chance to make a high school team... at the expense of others is ... difficult to balance.
Would this opinion be the same for say.... Grand Forks?
So should another team be created to create opportunity for those that couldnt earn a roster spot?
This seems to be a need that is fulfilled already by a Jr. Gold Program.
But yes the difference is... a 3rd High School in Bis vs the 2 in GF...
Rumor is in order for BHS and CHS to accomodate Legacy on the schedule... they had to give up games vs GF....so seems this is already the case.
There will be an exodus of those higher capable players to juniors from Bismarck... there just has to be now, less games vs EDC, which just waters down the programs more.
The WDA is very much watered down now and yes BHS is hurt a bit in the next few years (they maybe had a chance to compete for a 4th seed) but not nearly as bad as Century. Century is decimated by the split.
VERY real possibility no Bismarck teams make it to state next few years.