An overwhelming majority of North Jersey Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) members voted to keep the high school football playoff structure as is, rather than expanding the postseason out to group championships.
The vote was to eliminate a single sentence stating “No state championship, however, shall be declared in football,” the report said. In doing so, it would have allowed public schools to play beyond the sectional title game starting in 2014.
This year’s sectional title games will be played between this weekend, crowning 24 champions across the state.
This was the third defeated vote on the expansion in the past six years, mycentraljersey.com reported, and was proposed by the Big North Conference in Northern New Jersey.
What do you think of the high school football playoff structure? Should it be expanded or kept as is? Was this the right decision by the NJSIAA membership?