KSHSAA approves six-man football

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The 68 members that were present in Topeka took action on four agenda items Wednesday, including sanctioning a Six-Player Football State Championship starting with the 2022 season.

The unanimous vote will allow the schools electing to participate in six-player football starting in 2022 to compete towards a KSHSAA State Championship, if at least 24 schools are in the category. Last year, 15 schools participated in six-player football.

The original agenda item was amended to bring stability to classes 3, 2 and 1A. Instead of 48 schools in 3A and 2A, the amendment changed the number to 40 in each of those classes with the remaining 11-player participating schools going to class 1A. This new structure will fall into place when district assignments are made Oct. 6, 2021, for the 2022 and 2023 football seasons.

Also included in the agenda item: For six-player district football participation, assignments shall be limited to those schools with a maximum enrollment of 55 students in grades 9, 10 and 11. The maximum enrollment for eight-player remains at 100 students in grades 9, 10 and 11.

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