What Does The Latest Ruling From The LHSAA Mean For The Louisiana Football Playoffs?
Since the split of Public/Private and Select/Non-Select in 2013, there has been major confusion with no clear path to happiness for the LHSAA and its member schools. In 2022 the organizations released a plan that reclassified schools into groups of four “Select” and four “Non-Select” divisions for football, boys’ and girls’ basketball, baseball, and softball. This resulted in more competitive playoffs throughout all sports.
Principals and Schools were pretty upset with the decision from the EC of the LHSAA. Member schools wanted the opportunity to vote on the actual definition of select/non-select. The major question that was posed was what would the playoffs look like in 2023 with so much up in the air. We finally have our answer.
Here is what we have from Geaux Preps Owner Hunter Bower:
In a pivotal decision that has been anticipated for months, Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA) member schools voted overwhelmingly in favor of retaining the current definition of what constitutes a “Select” school. This decision, made during a special meeting held at the Baton Rouge Marriott, marks a significant turning point in the ongoing debate surrounding the classification of schools within the LHSAA.
With the definition of "select" being determined, that means that the LHSAA and its member schools will stick with the current playoff plan. Which mirrors the plan that was set in place by the executive committee last September.
Here is what Eddie Bonine had to say...
You can read the complete release from Bower/GeauxPreps.com by CLICKING HERE.
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