Changes in High School Football Discussed

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PIERRE, S.D. – The addition of a physical 25-second play clock for teams in 11AA and 11AAA was one of three major discussion points at a football advisory committee meeting Tuesday by the South Dakota High School Activities Association in Pierre.  SDHSAA Assistant Executive Director John Krogstrand said the meeting had several topics discussed but only a few will move on to be discussed and submitted as proposals at the athletic directors meeting later this school year. If the ADs pass the measures, they can be finalized by the South Dakota High School Activities Association Board of Directors in a later meeting.  Other major discussion points were adding a running clock in 11A, 11B and all nine-man state championship games when a team is leading by 35 or more points in the second half, and changing scheduling during the first and second rounds of the playoffs to allow games to start earlier than 6:30 p.m.

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