okconflogoWhen high school football kicks off just five weeks from now, the OK Conferences will look much different than they did in 2015. Two schools have been added to the conference conglomerate, while one school (Hastings) has left for greener pastures. 16 teams will play in a different conference than they did a year ago, and the OK Bronze has been axed altogether, reducing the number of conferences from eight down to seven.

Teams are on the move across the board, and we’ve got it all sorted out for you here (enrollment numbers in parentheses).


East Kentwood (2,581) The Falcons remain the area’s largest school in terms of enrollment, and stay in the Red

Rockford (2,561) The Rams also stay in the Red, as expected

West Ottawa (2,299)

Grand Haven (2,050)

Grandville (1,825)

Hudsonville (1,763)

Caledonia (1,476) Caledonia is the lone new team in the Red, and will have a tough road ahead of them on the football field this season


Forest Hills Central (1,304) The Rangers are one of only two teams that remain in the White from a year ago

Ottawa Hills (1,290) The Bengals move into the White from the Gold, and will face a much more difficult schedule as a result

Northview (1,183) The Wildcats come in from the Bronze, along with familiar foes FHN, Cedar Springs, and Greenville

Lowell (1,168) The Red Arrows stay in the White and look to be the favorite once again

Greenville (1,128) The OK Bronze is gone, and as a result, the Jackets move to the White

Forest Hills Northern (1,124) The Huskies were among the favorites last year in the Bronze, but now play underdog in a tough White

Cedar Springs (943) Can the Red Hawks compete with the likes of Lowell? We’ll find out this season


Union (1,837) The Red Hawks return to the black, and will hope to continue improving under second-year head coach Rick Angstman

Jenison (1,418) The Wildcats will love the move from a very tough OK White into a much more open Black

Mona Shores (1,239)

Reeths-Puffer (1,222)

Muskegon (1,113) Muskegon returns to the Black, once again as the favorite

Kenowa Hills (1,030)

Fruitport (865) One of three schools added to the OK Conferences, the Trojans will have to step up in order to compete with the likes of Muskegon, Kenowa Hills, Mona Shores and Jenison


Holland (1,081)

Byron Center (1,070)

Zeeland East (1,040) The only addition to the OK Green, Zeeland East becomes a legit contender right away

Zeeland West (840) John Shillito and the Dux will have something to say about the Chix’s title hopes

Hamilton (815)

Holland Christian (759)

Unity Christian (665)


Wyoming (1,211) The Wolves move into the Gold from the defunct Bronze, and the competition won’t be any easier

East Grand Rapids (975) The Pioneers slide over from the White and may just be the favorites in this year’s Gold

Grand Rapids Christian (905) If EGR doesn’t win the Gold, there’s a very, very good chance that the Eagles do

Middleville TK (883)

Wayland (852)

Forest Hills Eastern (828) FHE comes to the Gold after winning the Bronze last season. The Hawks will have to play their very best to win back-to-back conference titles

South Christian (625) The realignment has put many private schools at the bottom of their conferences, at least in terms of enrollment. Will the Sailors, who won it all in 2014, be able to compete with EGR and GRC?


Sparta (832)

Coopersville (797)

Spring Lake (794) The second of the two new OK conference schools, the Lakers could make noise in a very interesting OK Blue

Allendale (720)

Comstock Park (682)

Catholic Central (652) The Cougars are also new to the Blue, and are immediate contenders

West Catholic (442) A traditional power despite small enrollment, the Falcons will no doubt contend in 2016, even without Dan Rohn at the helm


Kelloggsville (640)

Belding (623) The Redskins move from the Blue to the Silver, and will have a better chance to compete with more appropriate enrollment

Godwin Heights (602) The Wolverines made the playoffs for the first time in 26 years last season, and will look to build on that momentum in 2016.

Hopkins (503)

Lee (491)

Calvin Christian (360)

NorthPointe Christian (345) The Mustangs, despite being the smallest OK Conference school in terms of enrollment, are among the favorites to win the Silver this year