MSHSL looks into Group Scheduling for Football 09 Aug 13

The Minnesota State High School League is looking at changing how schools schedule football.  At the latest MSHSL board meeting a proposal was introduced to start “Group Scheduling”.  In Group Scheduling, schools will be placed into a group of 14 or 16 schools based on geography and some consideration for enrollment.  Schools could schedule games in their group only based on competitive balance or long standing rivalries.  The League will now meet with coaches and solicit feedback on this plan.  This isn’t the first time the High School League has tried to change football scheduling.  A proposal for Section Scheduling was voted down by the league in 2011.  The League says the difference in this proposal is that geography is taken into account in this one, where as in Section Scheduling it wasn’t.