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Big Changes Coming To High School Football Structure In Minnesota

Friday, January 24th, 2014 at 7:04 am

The Minnesota State High School League approved the biggest change in high school football in the state in years. On Thursday, the Board of Directors voted almost unanimously in favor of eliminating the current Conferences and creating Districts in thier place.

A number of schools have had difficulty in recent years filling a full 8-game schedule and have had to go out of state for games. The new plan is an attempt to solve that inconsistency.

The District plan will set up groups or pools of schools as in April or May. The hope is to implement the District arrangements for the fall of 2015. Once the MSHSL places the schools in their districts, based on enrollment and location, the schools will set up their schedules with teams from within their district.

Those in charge hope that traditional rivalries can continue under the new system, which will likely impact teams in the Twin Cities more than it will outstate teams.

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