LHSAA alters football playoff split rules

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The controversial split of high school football in Louisiana has been altered before it's first season in effect.

The Louisiana High School Athletic Association's Executive Committee decided to change the format of the association's football playoffs.

In January, the LHSAA decided to split so-called select and non-select schools into different divisions for football state championships.

Under Proposition 18, select schools (which include private, magnet, and some charter schools) would have competed under new divisions, separate from non-select schools' (which are traditional public schools) traditional classifications of 1A through 5A.

Today, the LHSAA Executive Committee voted in favor of a motion that would further divide select schools into four divisions. Meaning Louisiana will now have nine state championship games, instead of the traditional five.

The rule changes do no affect the regular season, and go into effect in the 2013 season.

The LHSAA hopes to continue to play all state championships in the Superdome.

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