ROBBINSVILLE, NJ - Come December 2022, it is likely that New Jersey will be having it first statewide championships in high school football after a vote Wednesday by member schools voted that amended the NJSIAA Constitution to remove a prohibition of naming state-wide champions in football.
Of the 336 votes that were cast, 318 were in favor of eliminating the prohibition, with 12 schools voting against the measure. Six schools abstained.
It is expected now that a measure will be put forward by the New Jersey Football Coaches Association to create a schedule that would allow for a state playoff to a Group Championship. The proposal is expected to reduce the number of games to eight games in the regular season. Teams qualifying for the post-season will then play opening round games, with the losing teams having the option to play consolation games against other teams that lost in the opening round.
Teams that do not qualify for the playoffs will be given the opportunity to play two consolation games against other teams that did not qualify for the playoffs.
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