The comprehensive source for Grand River Conference scores and standings.
In February 2015, the Grand River Conference announced the expansion from 10 to 16 teams. At that time, it became the largest and most unique conference in the state of Missouri. The conference would become the first in Missouri's history to include both 8-man and 11-man in football. The GRC officially became a 16-team conference for the 2016-2017 athletic seasons.
For the sports of football, basketball and softball, the conference divided into East and West divisions. The East Division included the 11-man football teams and the West Division included the 8-man football teams. Two schools (Braymer and King City) made the decision to switch from 11-man to 8-man which resulted in 8 teams playing at both levels. All 16 schools compete in football and basketball, and only St. Joseph Christian does not compete in softball.
For softball and basketball, only games played against teams in their own division count in conference standings. Towards end of the season, teams that finish at the same position in each division play each other. For the first time in 2019, all 16 schools played at the same site (South Harrison) in the GRC Shootout on February 9. The 2020 GRC Shootout will be played in King City on February 15
In the spring of 2019, the GRC teams competed for a conference championship in baseball for the first time. There are 10 GRC schools that currently have baseball teams (Braymer, King City, Maysville, Milan, North Andrew, Pattonsburg, Putnam County, South Harrison, St. Joseph Christian and Trenton). Albany and Princeton will be adding baseball for 2020.
On February 2, 2019, St. Joseph Christian announced that they have entered into a co-op with Northland Christian and will be switching from 8-man to 11-man starting with the 2019 season. Do to scheduling issues, they will not play a conference schedule in 11-man until the 2020 season.
During the inaugral football and basketball seasons of the expanded conference, GrandRiverConference.com was started to provide a source to follow the scores and standings of the new GRC. It has expanded to provide new features, and we are continually working to improve the website. In addition to the football and basketball coverage that we have provided over the last three years, baseball was added for first ever GRC season in 2019. We will also be adding softball in the fall along with the historic scores since 2016 (matching football and basketball).
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