Not same rules - was 5/1 cutoff and many Maryland teams were too old to play - even when was 5/1 - crabs and hawks - for example. So Maryland teams won't be able to play with holdbacks and my teams will have fewer 8th graders eligible than this past year. If were 9/1 this past year teams would have looked very different in Denver. Seems like a fair approach.
The wsyl website still says 5/1.