Pennsylvania high school football playoff change proposals

by Jeff Fisher

footballAccording to a recent story on, state football officials in Pennsylvania are looking at four possible scenarios in the debate over the number of classifications in the state.  Currently there are four classes, but some would like to see that number expanded to as many as six.

Below are the proposals that the website says are being considered by the Strategic Planning and Football Steering Committee:

1. The current four-classification scheme.

2. A six-classification scheme.

3. Six classes with a “Super 700” class of all schools with male enrollments of 700 as measured by the PIAA.

4. Six classes with a “Super 800” class, as defined above.

The proposals would also reduce the length of the season from 16 to 15 weeks.

About the Author

Jeff Fisher
Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.