The Louisiana High School Athletic Association has called for a special meeting so member principals can vote on a new playoff proposal. In January, principals voted to expand the public-private school playoff split to more sports than just football. School Relations Committee chairman, Mike Boyer, says the expanded split is causing problems for the LHSAA, so they want to give principals another option.
"That vote has not been rescinded but they would be informed of the problems and they would be able to make an educated decision whether they would go forward with what was passed and have to make a few concessions to what those championship events would look like or have another option available."
The new playoff proposal would end the split in Classes 5A and 4A and it would create metro and rural divisions in Classes 1A though 3A. It would also combine classes B and C. Boyer says in football, the number of state championships would be reduced from nine to eight.
"We're calling it the hybrid nondiscriminatory plan. It has a little bit of each plan and there are those that I talked to today at the meeting and they thought this was the best plan that they've seen yet."
It has not been determined when this special meeting will take place.