Barbe's principal was one of the top advocates for the split. They couldn't beat Rummel in the Dome. No mention of Barbe beating Rummel in the baseball finals though.
I stand corrected
And, FWIW, which is little, if anything, my opinion is that schools situated such as Barbe are not hurt by private schools. Barbe has the talent and resources to compete with anybody in the state. It's the public schools in the lower classes that are forced to compete with John Curtis, Evangel etc. that are getting the short end of the stick.