New Jersey closer to changing non-public high school football playoffs

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The New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association Executive Committee has approved a plan that would change the state’s non-public high school football playoffs.  Under the plan, that will be voted on in June, non-public schools would be divided into north and south geographic sections.  The plan would create Non-Public North A and B and Non-Public South A and B divisions for the state playoffs.

Currently non-public schools are divided into statewide divisions that are based on school size, which is opposite of the public school sections that are based on geographic regions.

If the new plan is approved in June, the new playoff format would take effect this season.  If the Executive Committee rejects the plan in June, then it would go to the state’s entire membership in December.

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