Thursday, April 23, 2009

A-11 Offense Shutdown

by Jeff Fisher
The High School Football Huddle


It appears as though there won't be an appeal to the February decision by the National Federation of State High School Athletic Association to ban the use of the controversial A-11 offense, invented by Piedmont High School in 2007, that made every player an eligible receiver.

Earlier this week, the Contra Costa Times reported that the California Interscholastic Federation's Football Advisory Committee decided against moving forward with a pilot program to study the effects of the A-11. Click here to read the Contra Costa Times story.

Below is video from a story last year in the Chicago Tribune about Riverside-Brookfield's use of the wide-open offense.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

California Looking to Grow Playoffs

by Jeff Fisher
The High School Football Huddle


The California Interscholastic Federation will vote on May 8th on whether to add an additional regional playoff round for the 2010 season.

The proposal would push-up the start of the season by own week, which means games would begin before the opening of the school year. In addition, the sections would have to end their playoffs by the first weekend in December.

Yesterday, according to a report in the LA Times, the Southern Section council voted against the proposal, which comes on the heels of the Los Angeles City Section voting for it. To read that story, click here.
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