Pennsylvania legislature to look at separating public and private schools for high school football playoffs and then create a ‘Super Bowl’

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Earlier this week, Pennsylvania State Representative Aaron Bernstein, a Republican from Lawrence County, introduced House Bill 1600 called the Parity in Interscholastic Athletics Act that would create separate state high school football tournaments for public and private schools.

The bill would require the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association to create state tournaments for public and private schools, with the respective champs meeting in game to determine an overall state champion in each classification. Bernstein said that game would be called a “Super Bowl.”

According to a story in The Morning Call, the PIAA didn’t have a hand in the legislation and at doesn’t support it.

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