The Florida House has voted in-favor of a bill that would overhaul the Florida High School Athletic Association. House Bill 7137, which would set-up a 16-member board to oversee the FHSAA, passed by a vote of 86-29 and now goes on to the Florida State Senate.
Another part of the legislation would require a third-party review for students suspected of being ineligible and allow students to continue to play while their eligibility is reviewed. The bill also allows for schools to join different associations for different sports.
In 2008, the Sunshine State Athletic Conference was formed as an alternative for Florida independent football programs. The SSAC currently has 29 Christian, preparatory and charter schools located throughout Florida.
Last year, Windermere Prep beat Orlando Christian Prep 48-19 for the SSAC championship.