by Jeff Fisher
NorthJersey.com is reporting that the New Jersey Interscholastic Athletic Association’s public/non-public committee met for several hours Tuesday to try to develop a plan or plans to solve the issues nagging both sides in the public versus private debate, especially in football.
As we’ve reported in the past, there’s a growing number of public schools in the Big North Conference that are refusing to play the powerful non-public schools in the 41-team conference — translation, they’d forfeit, rather than play the games. Right now, the situation is so bad that some schools, like Bergen Catholic, haven’t announced their 2015 schedules because of the issues that the NJSIAA committee is hoping to solve.
According to the NorthJersey.com story, Tuesday’s meeting resulted in a couple of “frameworks” for a new football alignment. The story states that the committee will meet again on March 10th in hopes of agreeing on a formal proposal that the NJSIAA’s executive committee can consider at its April 1st meeting.