Since being re-aligned into the newly formed mideastern conference, Rose High School has complained about extreme travel conditions... And for good reason. During any given season the Rampants are forced to make a number of two hour trips to Wilmington just to play conference games.
That could all change next season as the North Carolina High School Athletic Association has given J.H. Rose the option of going independent in all sports except football and basketball.
The NCHSAA will also make every effort for their long trips be scheduled on Friday nights for basketball. There will also be a mechanism for Rose to qualify for playoffs in other team sports.
The school has until January 1, 2011 to make a decision.