ROBBINSVILLE, NJ - New Jersey may soon crown a statewide high school football champion.

In an overwhelming vote of 318 to 12, with six schools abstaining, the NJSIAA Constitution to remove a prohibition of naming state-wide champions in the sport. The NJSIAA is the body that oversees high school sports in the state. 

 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.

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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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