See original posting from last week.... Rumor Mill is telling me that... As originally posted here first....the proposed merger between the ESCC and CCL is almost a done deal. Hearing that the CCL has voted and approved the merger and they are now awaiting a vote and approval from the ESCC which I hear is coming very soon. Also IMPORTANT! The merger of the ESCC and the CCL for football will be 4 six team divisions. Three divisional opponents, four crossover opponents and two non conference games for football. Parody formula and demotion will happen every two years. The thinking behind not having four 6 team conferences (no IHSA auto bid) is that the thought is IHSA will eventually expand the state playoffs somehow and someway down the line. Also does the auto bid really matter anymore at this stage? If any of these team need an auto bid...well you get it. Will be football only in 2019 and 2020 Still no word of divisional breakdowns just yet. Also hearing from the CCL side that geography will play no factor in the divisional setup which is a different thought from what I heard originally. The formula I'm hearing is involving enrollment, football success over 5 years, actual football participants and then geography (which is the only difference from my original source).