That is why several states have private school championships and public school championships. This argument has been going on forever (40-50 years), but Iowa is behind the times a little bit. Public schools can and do recruit;however, it is a little more difficult for them to recruit. It's not fair, but welcome an age-old argument that won't go away until u have two state champs - public and private.when a school that recruits plays schools that can’t recruit. It’s a legit uneven playing field. It’s fine if they recruit, however play other teams across the country that recruit also. Like the prep schools
I also believe there are some states that require private schools to go up one class in the state tournaments.